|Sampling and extraction methods and their associated problems|
|MacKie, P.R.; Hardy, R.; Whittle, K.J. (1977). Sampling and extraction methods and their associated problems. Rapp. P.v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer. 171: 27-32|
|In: Rapport et Procès-verbaux des Réunions, Conseil international pour L'Exploration de la Mer. ICES, more|
|Also published as |
- MacKie, P.R.; Hardy, R.; Whittle, K.J. (1977). Sampling and extraction methods and their associated problems, in: McIntyre, A.D. et al. (Ed.) (1977). Petroleum hydrocarbons in the marine environment: Proceedings from ICES Workshop held in Aberdeen 9-12 September 1975. Rapp. P.-v. Réun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer, 171: pp. 27-32, more
Analytical techniques; Hydrocarbons; Petroleum; Sampling; Marine
Because of the heterogeneity of the marine ecosystem a variety of sampling and extraction techniques have to be used to obtain relevant fractions for hydrocarbon or petroleum oil component analyses. Considerable care has to be taken to obtain representative samples and also to minimise sample contamination. The application of n-alkane analyses to these problems is described and the problems in interpretation are highlighted.