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Essay On Petroleum Products

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In the article, On the Limitation of the Term ‘Petroleum Products’ in the Determination of the Oil Pollution of Bottom Sediments (2017), Z.A Temerdashev (also this article’s corresponding author), L.F. Pavlenko, I.G. Korpakova, and G.V. Skrypnik et al. investigate the overuse of the term ‘petroleum products’ upon measuring levels of exposure to toxins, carcinogens, and mutagens in bottom sediments of the Sea of Azov & the Black Sea, as well as identify a more effective way of studying this concept. Through the process of bioaccumulation, toxic bottom sediments disrupt the food chain of organisms living the the ocean. Although scientists, along with much of the world’s environmentalists, have already gained knowledge of the potential risks…show more content…
1124). Due to substances which were co extracted by TLC (non petroleum substances), a limitation of determination pertaining to quantities of asphalts and tars was noted. A discovery of a more effective route of determining individual properties within petroleum products was observed: the luminescence method (natural water and a UV light) (pp. 1122).
I found the following study to be very useful in regards to further environmental planning, as well as a waste management reference for upcoming generations. However, I feel as if the article could have benefitted moreso by specifically including more detail pertaining to the study they conducted. For instance, the author included a brief reference to other researchers interested in a similar area of study as the article being discussed, but neglected to include information about the legitimate statistics (in reference to sample size of bottom sediment studied), as well as failed to state any sense of control-area (pp. 1124). In a study designed to improve quality of water, as well as plan for better waste management, a control group would have helped the reader to better comprehend the severity of complex-individual components involved in petroleum products. Despite the study’s quantitative data limitations, the research conducted was ultimately successful. Considering that the the luminescence method was consequently admitted into Russia’s State List of Procedures for the State Ecological
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