Some studies on tar pillets at Veraval Coast (Gujarat)

A.N. Kadam


(nfrared spectroscopic (IR) analysis indicated that the tar pillets contain saturated hydrocarbons particularly higher homologues of n-paraffins, unsaturated and carbonyl type of polar compounds. Gas chromatographic (GLC) fingerprint pattern and high asphaltene contents revealed that the residue might have originated from residual fraction of a crude oil such as fuel oil. Its fingerprint pattern and paraffin profile did not match with those of Bombay High crude residue


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