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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Oil Pollution Source Identification.
Author Lieberma, M. ;
CORP Author Edison Water Quality Research Lab., N.J.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-68-01-0058; EPA-15080-HDL; 08289,; R2-73-102
Stock Number PB-219 822
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Oils ; Identifying) ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Weathering ; Identification systems ; Crude oil ; Fuel oil ; Ratios ; Correlation ; Emission spectroscopy ; Oil pollution detection ; Oil tagging
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-219 822 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 173p
A study was conducted to evaluate and develop a method for the identification of sources of oil pollution. The method is based on the comparison of certain stable chemical indices present in unweathered suspect oil pollution sources and the weathered pollution sample. Five different crude oils, two residual fuel oils (a No. 4 and a No. 5 oil) and one distillate fuel oil (a No. 2 oil) were subjected to simulated weathering in the laboratory. Samples were weathered for 10 and 21 days at 55 and 80 F, under high and low salt water washing rates. Weathered' and 'unweathered' oil samples were analyzed by low voltage mass spectroscopy (polynuclear aromatics), high voltage mass spectroscopy (naphthenes), gas chromatograph (n-paraffins), emission spectroscopy (nickel/vanadium), X-ray total sulfur and Kjeldahl total nitrogen techniques. (Author Modified Abstract)