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Title: The evaluation of liquid hydrocarbon contamination of soil around petrochemical tank farms at a Durban refinery
Authors: Ramluckan, Krishan 
Keywords: Chemistry--Dissertations, Academic;Chemical engineering--Dissertations, Academic;Pollution;Petroleum chemicals industry
Issue Date: 2004
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.
Description: Thesis (M.Tech.: Chemistry) -Dept. of Chemistry, Durban Institute of Technology, 2004 xxiv, 349 leaves : ill. ; 31 cm
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/162
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