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This is a review on literature published in 2012 that covered issues related to the occurrence of petrochemicals in the environment as well as methods and techniques used for the detection and chemical analysis of petroleum mixtures, together with the toxicity and impacts of various forms of petroleum spills. This review also included literature investigating petrochemicals in water and wastewater and their treatment options including biodegradation, advanced oxidation and modeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1548-1566
Number of pages19
JournalWater Environment Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Biodegradation
  • Heavy metals
  • Petrochemical pollution
  • Toxicity
  • Wastewater treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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