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Bepaling van het koolwaterstofgehalte in zeewater en sediment afkomstig van het Belgisch Kontinentaal Plat d.m.v. infrarood-spektrofotometrie
Vandamme, K. (1982). Bepaling van het koolwaterstofgehalte in zeewater en sediment afkomstig van het Belgisch Kontinentaal Plat d.m.v. infrarood-spektrofotometrie. Landbouwtijdschrift 35(2): 2037-2043
In: Landbouwtijdschrift = Revue de l'Agriculture. Ministerie van Landbouw: Brussel. ISSN 0776-2143, more
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Keywords
    Infrared spectroscopy; Spectrophotometers; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Vandamme, K.

Abstract
    The determination of hvdrocarbons by infrared spectrophotometry is a smooth method to obtain quick information about the degree of pollution of sea-water and sediment immediately following an oil spill. A base-line study was carried out to measure the actual hydrocarbon levels in sea water and sediment of the Belgian Continental Shelf. The range of the total hvdrocarbon concentration in water was 0.08 to 0.46 ppm and in sediment 3.9 to 23.0 ppm. The non polar hydrocarbon level was in water as well as in sediment below the detection limit (0.05 ppm for water and 1 ppm for sediment). This does not exclude the occurrence of local oil spills but the selfcleaning capacity of the sea seems for the time being to be sufficient to eliminale hydrocarbon pollution.

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