Trace metal analysis using ion chromatography in water partitioned from crude-oil spills

Joseph R. Stencel, Peter R. Jaffe

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Abstract

The environmental impact of large spills on water is assessed by determining if the porphyrins keep the trace metals from partitioning, if not, the trace metals are detected at low concentrations and in a speciated form. Ion chromatography with non-metallic pumps and plumbing proves to be a cost-effective trace water analysis in water partitioned from crude-oil spills. Utilization of concentration techniques and the injection of 4-ml samples allow consistent and reproducible detection of most metals at 0.05 ppb or lower. The lower limit is mainly a function of trace metals found naturally in deionized waters, contaminants in chemicals used, or from complication of having several oxidation states in metals such as vanadium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Oil and Hydrocarbon Spills, Modelling, Analysis and Control, OIL SPILL
PublisherComputational Mechanics Publ
Pages223-230
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 1st International Conference on Oil and Hydrocarbon Spills, Modelling, Analysis and Control, OIL SPILL - Southampton, UK
Duration: Jul 1 1998Jul 1 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 1st International Conference on Oil and Hydrocarbon Spills, Modelling, Analysis and Control, OIL SPILL
CitySouthampton, UK
Period7/1/987/1/98

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    Stencel, J. R., & Jaffe, P. R. (1998). Trace metal analysis using ion chromatography in water partitioned from crude-oil spills. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Oil and Hydrocarbon Spills, Modelling, Analysis and Control, OIL SPILL (pp. 223-230). Computational Mechanics Publ.