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The evaluation of liquid hydrocarbon contamination of soil around petrochemical tank farms at a Durban refinery

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dc.contributor.author Ramluckan, Krishan
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-13T08:17:50Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-13T08:17:50Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.other DIT112625
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/162
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Chemistry) -Dept. of Chemistry, Durban Institute of Technology, 2004 xxiv, 349 leaves : ill. ; 31 cm en
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of this study was to determine the levels of liquid hydrocarbon contamination present in the soil within the SAPREF refinery. The secondary objective arising from this was the development of a gas chromatographic (GC) method using a fifty metre PONA (Paraffin, Olefin, Naphthalene and Aromatic) capillary column and the split injection technique, for the analysis. Toluene was the solvent selected, with the Standard method for the BÜCHI extraction system, to extract the hydrocarbons present in the soil samples taken at the five different tank farm sites in the refinery. The main purpose of the analysis and evaluation was to enable the refinery to establish environmental control measures to reduce the contamination of the soil in the area. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chemistry--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Chemical engineering--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Pollution en
dc.subject Petroleum chemicals industry en
dc.title The evaluation of liquid hydrocarbon contamination of soil around petrochemical tank farms at a Durban refinery en
dc.type Thesis en


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