A STUDY OF OIL SOURCE IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUES

Techniques for the identification of the sources of oil slicks are examined and discussed. Examples of both passive (fingerprint) and active tagging are presented. Passive techniques are easy to implement but offer a fragile forensic foundation; conversely, active techniques can provide excellent courtroom evidence but are beset by vast problems of system implementation. In balance, a modified scope active tagging experimental feasibility study is recommended for future support. Specifically, engineerable life span organic phosphors and halogenated polycyclic aromatics will be selected for initial study. (Author) Portions of this document are not fully legible.

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    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Melamed, L
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048325
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-734206.1 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM