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Main Title Characterization and Identification of Spilled Residual Fuel Oils by Gas Chromatography and Infrared Spectrophotometry.
Author Kawahar, F. K. ;
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Analytical Quality Control Lab.
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-16020-MAZ;
Stock Number PB-204 518
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Gas chromatography ; Fuel oils) ; ( Infrared spectroscopy ; Fuel oils) ; ( Law enforcement ; Water pollution) ; Spectroscopic analysis ; Infrared spectra ; Mixtures ; Alkanes ; Oil pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-204 518 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 48p
Oil discharges and spills from industrial plants and ships impart unpleasant tastes and odor to water and to game fish and fowl, as well as affect the amenities of beach and recreational facilities. For enforcement actions, it has been useful not only to identify the source of oil spills in the streams, but also to characterize first the petroleum product involved. Methods developed in the last two years at the Analytical Quality Control Laboratory are described; the author presents a workable scheme for the characterization and identification of residual oil pollutants found in surface waters. A powerful aid for the characterization of fuel oil products is stressed. Identity with gas chromatographic and infrared data is given in an elaborate fashion and comparisons are made in the absence of extremely expensive analytical equipment.