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Main Title Drilling mud assessment chemical analysis reference volume.
CORP Author Science Applications, Inc., La Jolla, CA.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600/3-84-048
Stock Number PB84-170000
OCLC Number 13076771
Subjects Drilling muds--Analysis
Additional Subjects Drilling fluids ; Chemical analysis ; Hydrocarbons ; Environmental surveys ; Assessments ; Mexico Gulf ; Neutron activation analysis ; Distillation ; Particles ; Calcium ; Strontium ; Copper ; Cadmium ; Extraction ; Iron ; Lead(Metal) ; Aluminum ; Zinc ; Heavy metals ; Atomic absorption spectroscopy ; Column chromatography
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA 600/3-84-048 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 07/17/2018
ERAD  EPA 600/3-84-048 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-84-048 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/15/2005
NTIS  PB84-170000 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 265 pages
This report presents concentrations of specific metals and hydrocarbons in eleven drilling fluids (muds) taken from operating gas and oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Each drilling fluid was analyzed chemically for heavy metal and hydrocarbon content in three distinct phases: (1) the bulk or whole mud, (2) a suspended phase derived from the bulk mud sample, and (3) a 'dissolved' or liquid phase. Aliquots of bulk muds were removed for barium analyses by instrumental neutron activation and for analysis for iron, aluminum, lead, zinc, cadmium, copper, strontium, and calcium by atomic absorption analysis. Analysis of the suspended particulate and liquid phases was similar. The aromatic and aliphatic content of the three phases were determined by extraction and then fractionation by column chromatography.
"PB84-170000." "March 1984." "EPA-600/3-84-048." Photocopy