Guidance on petroleum hydrocarbon forensic chemistry for site investigation and remediation Volume 1

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  • Published: June 2021
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787252646
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

This publication provides a practical introductory guide to petroleum hydrocarbon forensic chemistry, including a summary of changes in fuel specification and additives over time,  the differences between petrogenic and non-petrogenic hydrocarbons, the effects of environmental processes such as weathering, and the application and limitation of various analytical techniques.

This guidance is aimed at site investigation and remediation practitioners, enabling them to confidently schedule appropriate sample analysis with an understanding of the purpose and limitation of each technology. By providing a solid background in the character and chemistry of hydrocarbons and a thorough consideration of the interpretation of analytical results, the guidance document will allow consultants to demonstrate potential liability with greater confidence and reduced uncertainty.

The second volume of this document can be found here.

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