EXTRACTION OF PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS FROM OIL-CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS

Several methods and solvents for extraction of petroleum hydrocarbons from estuarine sediments were examined. Four methods of extraction were used. Shaking the sediment using a reciprocal shaker proved to be the most efficient method in terms of greater yeild of extracted material. Of the three solvents compared, hexane, benzene and chloroform, benzene was most effective.

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    Springer Verlag

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  • Authors:
    • Walker, J D
    • Colwell, R R
    • Hamming, M C
    • Ford, H T
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00095497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM