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Chemical Characterization of Ocean-Dumped Waste Materials

  • E. Atlas
  • G. Martinez
  • C. S. Giam
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 12)

Abstract

This paper describes methods for chemical characterization and organic “finger printing” techniques for complex ocean-dumped wastes. The methods employ wet chemical separations and gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry and selective GC detectors. Application of these methods is demonstrated for the characterization of a pharmaceutical waste and for tracking two types of chemical wastes in actual ocean dumping stations.

Keywords

Waste Material Fatty Acid Ester Chemical Characterization Flame Photometric Detection Dime Thylaminophenyl 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Atlas
    • 1
  • G. Martinez
    • 1
  • C. S. Giam
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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