ACTIVATION-ANALYSIS AND SULFUR-ISOTOPE-RATIO TECHNIQUES FOR OIL-SLICK IDENTIFICATION

In preliminary tests, trace-element contents of crude and of residual fuel oils as determined by neutron activation analysis and sulfur-isotope ratios as determined by mass spectrometry differed sufficiently from sample to sample that they could be used to differentiate among 40 oil samples. Trace-element concentrations were affected by exposure to the environment in the first hours after the oil was spilled, but they eventually stabilized.

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    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  USA  20402-9325
  • Authors:
    • Gerrard, M
    • McKinney, F E
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00041360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM