Oil Spill Science and Technology: Prevention, Response and Clean Up

Oil Spill Science and Technology: Prevention, Response and Clean Up

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Edited by Mervin F. Fingas

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  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 1192 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 43mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 3 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1856179435
  • ISBN 13: 9781856179430
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,221,309

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The National Academy of Sciences estimate that 1.7 to 8.8 million tons of oil are released into world's water every year, of which more than 70 per cent is directly related to human activities. The effects of these spills are all too apparent: dead wildlife, oil covered marshlands and contaminated water chief among them. This reference will provide scientists, engineers and practitioners with the latest methods used for identifying and eliminating spills before they occur and develop the best available techniques, equipment and materials for dealing with oil spills in every environment. Topics covered in this title include: spill dynamics and behaviour, spill treating agents, and cleanup techniques such as: in situ burning, mechanical containment or recovery, chemical and biological methods and physical methods are used to clean up shorelines. Also included in this title are the fate and effects of oil spills and means to assess damage. It covers spill dynamics and behaviour. This is a definitive guide to spill treating agents. It offers complete coverage of cleanup techniques. It includes fate and effects of oil spills and means to assess damage.

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Table of contents

1 Introduction and the Oil Spill Problem 2 Risk Analysis and Prevention 3 Types of Oils and Their Properties 4 Oil Analysis and Remote Sensing 5. Behaviour of Oil in the Environment 6 Physical Spill Countermeasures on Water 7 Treating Agents 8 In situ Burning 9 Shoreline Countermeasures 10 Separation and Disposal 11 Spills on land 12 Assessment 13 Oil Biodegradation 14 Arctic Spills and Cleanup 15 Effects of Oil in the Environment 16 Contingency Planning and Command 17 Specific Case Studies