Partitioning Behavior of Crude – Dr. Thomas Oldenburg – University of Calgary
The dissolution of oil fragments and methane at varying depth and temperature, with or without dispersants is tested in the Calgary partitioning device. The solubility of BTEX (benzene-toluene-ethylbenzene-xylene), alkylphenols and other petrochemicals is determined between gas charged oil and seawater at high pressures.
Ultra high-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS) is utilized to study the composition, behavior and fate of complex petrogenic and biogenic organic mixtures in marine sediments and dissolved organic matter (DOM). FTICR-MS is used to analyze results of TUHH high-pressure studies and Wageningen mesocosm studies.