Physical Properties, Behaviour and Composition of Alaskan North Slope 2015 Crude Oil
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Date: May 11, 2016
Author: Bruce Hollebone, Environment Canada
Category: Terminal Operations
One sample was received from Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council for analysis of physical properties and simulated behaviour testing. Upon arrival, the sample was stored in a dark cold room at 2ºC. Upon reception, the sample was weathered by rotary evaporation (see method of preparation below) to form simulated evaporatively weathered oils without chemical oxidation. The percentage of mass lost by evaporation was monitored. Table 1 summarizes the original sample and the three evaporatively weathered fractions which were prepared.
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