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Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research

Commentary - (2024) Volume 10, Issue 1

Transportation by pipe pipeline processed bitumen product spill behaviours in freshwater
Laura Scherer*
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Leiden, Netherlands
*Correspondence: Laura Scherer, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Leiden, Netherlands, Email:

Received: Jan 01, 2024, Manuscript No. JAEFR-24-126349; Editor assigned: Jan 03, 2024, Pre QC No. JAEFR-24-126349 (PQ); Reviewed: Jan 17, 2024, QC No. JAEFR-24-126349; Revised: Jan 22, 2024, Manuscript No. JAEFR-24-126349 (R); Published: Jan 29, 2024, DOI: 10.3153/JAEFR.10.01.04

Citation: Scherer L. Transportation by pipe pipeline processed bitumen product spill behaviours in freshwater. J Aquacult Eng Fish Res. 2024; 10(1)


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Conflict Of Interest

The author declares there is no conflict of interest in publishing this article.