Hydrocarbons Identified in Extracts from Estuarine Water Accommodated Number 2 Fuel Oil by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
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This data report presents the results of a computerized gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer analysis of methylene chloride and n-heptane extracts of a No. 2 fuel oil accommodated estuarine water sample. The analytical method is briefly described and the limitations on the identifications are categorized. Some attempt was made to determine major and trace constituents in the water accommodate. Altogether 66 hydrocarbon compounds were identified specifically and 75 compounds were partially identified. Seven compounds could be recognized as major constituents of the water accommodated oil and ten were present only as traces. The aromatic compounds found were alkyl benzenes, naphthalene, tetralin, indane, biphenyl, fluorene, anthracene, and some of their alkyl substituted isomers in the range of carbon numbers C7 to C15. Four n- alkanes, C10 to C13, were found along with four other assorted hydrocarbons. Chemical analysis, Oil pollution, Hydrocarbon analysis, Compound identification, No. 2 Fuel oil, Water accommodated oil.
- Organic Chemistry
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control