Photochemical processes and the environmental impact of petroleum spills

  title={Photochemical processes and the environmental impact of petroleum spills},
  author={David E. Nicodem and Carmen Luisa Barbosa Guedes and Rodrigo Jos{\'e} Corr{\^e}a and Maria Conceiçao Zupo Fernandes},
A review of the photochemical processes involved in the degradation of petroleum,its products, and some model compounds found in petroleum. Emphasis is given to processes which affect emulsification, water solubility, and toxicity. Waterphase photodegradation is also treated. The interaction of these processes withbiodegradation is discussed. Areas requiring further work are indicated. 96references. 

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