Title: How to recognize a hydrocarbon fuel in the environment and estimate its age of release 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Author 1/Producer: Alimi, H. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.image-train.net/products/papers/CM1_alimi.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Hydrocarbons
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater processes-->Groundwater processes overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Short description: Release of crude oil and derivative products are the most common source of both catastrophic and chronic pollution problems in the ocean, lakes, rivers, soils and groundwater. When soils became saturated with released fuel, the hydrocarbon components migrate to groundwater, giving an opportunity for the mixing of different hydrocarbon product plumes from different sources. Characterising such a fuel mixture is a challenge. The paper describes chemical fingerprinting techniques as a means of distinguishing individual sources and characterizing the composition of complex hydrocarbon pollution. 
Link to Project(s): IMAGE-TRAIN Innovative Management of Groundwater Resources- Training Programme for EU Accession Countries
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 12/07/2007

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