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Main Title Oil tagging system study : summary /
CORP Author Melpar, Inc.
Publisher Melpar,
Year Published 1969
Report Number EPA 950/S-69/001; 15080 DJQ 10/69; DI-14-12-500; 04655,
Stock Number PB-190 193
OCLC Number 05166247
Subjects Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Oils ; Identification) ; Tracer studies ; Chromatographic analysis ; Halogenated hydrocarbons ; Tankers ; Cargo ships ; Pipes ; Costs ; Oil tagging ; Oil pollution ; Oil wastes
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 950-S-69-001 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/21/2014
EKCM  TD427.P4M5 1969 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 01/31/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 950-S-69-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 950/S-69-001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/26/2013
ESAD  EPA PB 190-193 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/12/2018
NTIS  PB-190 193 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [2], 31 pages ; 28 cm.
Several methods of identifying the source of oil pollution are critically examined. These methods are grouped into two categories: passive tagging and active tagging. Passive tagging assumes that oils are so chemically diverse that their contents constitute a stable chemical fingerprint that can be unequivocally disclosed in the laboratory. Active tagging requires that an inexpensive, coded material be added to oil; this material must be chemically and physically stable in both oil and oil slicks; it must also be readily identifiable by available analytical techniques; and it must have no adverse effect on the oil's subsequent use. Three methods of passive tagging (trace metals, sulfur-isotope ratios, and paper chromatography) and three methods of active tagging (halogenated polycyclic aromatics, organometallics, and coded microspheroids) have been examined. (Author)
Contract no. 14-12-500, MELPAR ref. 9059. Bibliographical references: pages 24-31.