High Molecular Weight Petrogenic and Pyrogenic Hydrocarbons in Aquatic Environments

Teofilo Abrajano*, B. Yan, V. O'Malley

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    6 Scopus citations


    Geochemistry is ultimately the study of sources, movement, and fate of chemicals in the geosphere at various spatial and temporal scales. Environmental organic geochemistry focuses such studies on organic compounds of toxicological and ecological concern. This field emphasizes not only those compounds with potential toxicological properties, but also the geological systems accessible to the biological receptors of those hazards. Hence, the examples presented in this chapter focus on hydrocarbons with known health and ecological concern in accessible shallow, primarily aquatic, environments.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationTreatise on Geochemistry
    Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Number of pages29
    ISBN (Print)9780080983004
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


    • Carbon Isotope Geochemistry
    • Fate
    • Geochemistry
    • Geosphere
    • Pathways
    • Petrogenic Hydrocarbons
    • Pyrogenic Sources of HMW Hydrocarbons
    • Sources
    • Synthesis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
    • Chemistry(all)


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