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dc.contributor.authorRamluckan, Krishan
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-13T08:17:50Z
dc.date.available2007-12-13T08:17:50Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.otherDIT112625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/162
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Tech.: Chemistry) -Dept. of Chemistry, Durban Institute of Technology, 2004 xxiv, 349 leaves : ill. ; 31 cmen
dc.description.abstractThe 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.isoenen
dc.subjectChemistry--Dissertations, Academicen
dc.subjectChemical engineering--Dissertations, Academicen
dc.subjectPollutionen
dc.subjectPetroleum chemicals industryen
dc.titleThe evaluation of liquid hydrocarbon contamination of soil around petrochemical tank farms at a Durban refineryen
dc.typeThesisen


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