Petroleum hydrocarbon contamination assessment and characterization of three quagmire soils in the Gassi El Agreb oil field (Hassi Messaoud, Algeria)

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Archives of Environmental Protection




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Kout, Samia : Université Badji Mokhtar-Annaba Faculté des Sciences Département de Biologie, Algeria ; Ala, Abdessemed : Biotechnology Research Centre (C.R.Bt), Algeria ; Belahmadi, Mohamed Seddik Oussama : Biotechnology Research Centre (C.R.Bt), Algeria ; Hassaine, Amina : Université Badji Mokhtar-Annaba Faculté des Sciences Département de Biologie, Algeria ; Bordjiba, Ouahiba : Université Badji Mokhtar-Annaba Faculté des Sciences Département de Biologie, Algeria ; Tahar, Ali : Université Badji Mokhtar-Annaba Faculté des Sciences Département de Biologie, Algeria



soil contamination ; hydrocarbons ; petroleum industry ; quagmire

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