Oil Spill Science and Technology

Oil Spill Science and Technology

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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% 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 use for identify 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 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 are the fate and effects of oil spills and means to assess damage.show more

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  • Hardback | 1192 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 43.18mm | 1,519.53g
  • ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1856179435
  • 9781856179430
  • 1,566,656

Table of contents

1. Introduction and the Oil Spill Problem2. Risk Analysis and Prevention3. Types of Oils and Their Properties4. Oil Analysis and Remote Sensing5. Behaviour of Oil in the Environment6. Physical Spill Countermeasures on Water7. Treating Agents8. In situ Burning9. Shoreline Countermeasures10. Separation and Disposal11. Spills on land12. Assessment13. Oil Biodegradation14. Arctic Spills and Cleanup15. Effects of Oil in the Environment16. Contingency Planning and Command17. Specific Case Studiesshow more

About Mervin F. Fingas

Mervin Fingas has over 40 years of experience in oil and chemical spill research. Previously, he was Chief of the Emergencies Science Division of Environment Canada for 30 years. He has authored over 875 technical publications including books, manuals, and 500 peer-reviewed papers. He has won over 20 awards for research and papers from the United States Government, Canadian Government, and international conferences. Dr. Fingas has collaborated on studies with over 25 organizations around the world, coordinated studies for over 30 years through 6 internationally attended committees and developed co-operative projects with many international groups. Dr. Fingas has a PhD in Environmental Physics from McGill University, three Masters degrees in chemistry, business, and mathematics - all from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Arts from Indiana.show more

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