Oil pollution along Gujarat Coast and its possible source

S.N. Dwivedi, B.N. Desai, A.H. Parulekar, V. Josanto, M.D. George


The incidence of pollution by oil derivatives along the Indian coastline, in the form of tar-ball deposition on beaches of Gujarat (India) is dealt with. The possible origin of the tar-balls has been traced to crude and other heavy fractions of petroleum, by using thin layer chromatography (TLC) technique. A comparison has been made of different oil derivatives which led to the deduction that the tar-ball material comes from crude-oil


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