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Contamination Of Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Environmental Samples After The Nakhodka Oil Spill

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980211

Volume

27

Pages

7

Published

1998

Size

550 kb

Author(s)

K. Hoyakawa, R. Kizu, K. Ando, J. Veda, K, Matsumoto, T. Komori, T. Sakaguchi & E. Tamiya

Abstract

More than 6,200 kl of C -heavy oil, a type of fuel oil, was spilled from the Nakhodka into the Sea of Japan on January 2, 1997, and drifted to the sea coasts of eight prefectures in Japan. Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (Alls) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PA Us) in the oil, beach sand, sea water, fishes and air were determined for a period of almost one year after the oil spill. The concentration of naphthalene was the highest among the above compounds in the Nakhodka oil and its concentration in the air might have been high just after the spill. The concentrations of PAIIs having less than four rings decreased in the oil and sand, whi

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