By K. E. Peters, C. C. Walters, J. M. Moldowan
Biomarkers are compounds present in crude oil with constructions inherited from once-living organisms. They persist in oil spills, refinery items and archaeological artifacts, and will be used to spot the beginning, geological age and environmental stipulations time-honored in the course of their formation and alteration. those volumes can be a useful source for geologists, petroleum geochemists, biogeochemists, environmental and forensic scientists, average product chemists and archaeologists. the 1st of 2 volumes of The Biomarker consultant discusses the origins of biomarkers and introduces simple chemical rules correct to their examine. It is going directly to talk about analytical concepts, and the functions of biomarkers in environmental and archaeological difficulties.