A Quantitative Survey of Oils and Tars Stranded on Galveston Island Beaches.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV GALVESTON CENTER FOR MARINE RESOURCES
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Strandings of oil and tar on Galveston Island beaches were assessed for 1 year. Most materials collected were tars or tar-like residues that appeared to be highly weathered. There did not appear to be a consistent relationship between oil accumulation and wind speed and direction. Efforts to correlate oil deposition with shipping traffic were unsuccessful. Representative oil tar samples were analyzed periodically by a gas chromatography for hydrocarbons, b atomic absorption spectrophotometry for nickel, vanadium, chromium and cobalt, c carbon 1213 ratios, and d X-ray diffraction analysis for minerals. Most of the samples analyzed appear to be the result of mans activities. Modified author abstract
- Organic Chemistry
- Civil Engineering