EFFECTS OF ARTIFICIAL SUNLIGHT UPON FLOATING OILS

Samples of hexadecane, of a low boiling fraction from a Tiajuana crude oil and of high boiling fractions from the Tiajuana, a Peruvion and a Libyan Amna crude oil have been floated on water and irradiated with u.v. light from a mercury arc. Under these conditions, the oils become photo-oxidized and changes occur in their spreading properties and their solubilities in the water. It is emphasized that photosensitizing agents might be used in practice to accelerate the oxidation of oils by sunlight in the event of their being spilled at sea.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • KLEIN, A E
    • Pipel, N
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 79-83
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM