The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup: With Particular Reference to Southern Canada
Environmental Emergency Branch, Environmental Protection Service, Environment Canada, 1979 - Environmental engineering - 155 pages
General introduction to the technology of oil spill cleanup and summary of data compiled by Environment Canada since 1972.
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Oil Types and Characteristics
Chapter 3 The Behaviour of Oil in the Environment
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