Accession Number : AD0761971

Title :   A Study of Oil Source Identification Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Melamed,Louis

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Techniques for the identification of the sources of oil slicks are examined and discussed. Examples of both passive (fingerprint) and active tagging are presented. Passive techniques are easy to implement but offer a fragile forensic foundation; conversely, active techniques can provide excellent courtroom evidence but are beset by vast problems of system implementation. In balance, a modified scope active tagging experimental feasibility study is recommended for future support. Specifically, engineerable life span organic phosphors and halogenated polycyclic aromatics will be selected for initial study. (Author) Portions of this document are not fully legible.

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, OILS), (*OILS, IDENTIFICATION), LABELS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, AGING(MATERIALS), PHOSPHORESCENT MATERIALS, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE