Oil Spill Science and Technology, 2nd Edition

  • Mervin Fingas
  • Published By: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0128110961
  • ISBN-13: 9780128110966
  • DDC: 628.16833
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1078 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This guide delivers a multi-contributed view on the entire chain of oil-spill related topics from oil properties and behaviors, to remote sensing through the management side of contingency planning and communicating oil spill risk perceptions. Completely new case studies are included with special attention to the Deepwater Horizon event, covering the impacts of wetlands and sand beaches, a mass balance approach, and the process for removing petroleum chemicals still trapped near Alabama beaches. Other new information on lingering oil left behind from the Exxon Valdez spill, the emergency system used in the Prestige incident, and coverage on the Heibei Spirit spill in Korea are also included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Oil Spills and Risk Perceptions.
2: Quantification of Oil Spill Risk.
3: Oil Physical Properties: Measurement and Correlation.
4: Chemical Fingerprints of Crude Oils and Petroleum Products.
5: Oil Spill Remote Sensing.
6: Oil Spill Detection Using Space-Borne Sentinel-1 SAR Imagery.
7: Laser Fluorosensors.
8: Introduction to Spill Modeling.
9: Physical Spill Countermeasures on Water—Response in Fast Currents.
10: In Situ Burning: An Update.
11: Shoreline Countermeasures.
12: Bioremediation of Oil Spills on Land.
13: Sunken and Submerged Oil.
14: Oil Pollution in Antarctica.
15: Deepwater Horizon Well Blowout Mass Balance.
16: Assessing the Increase in Background Oil–Contamination Levels Along Alabama’s Beaches Resulting From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
17: Remote Sensing of Oil Slicks for the Deepwater Horizon Damage Assessment.
18: The Hebei Spirit Oil Spill, 2007.
19: Health Aspects of the Hebei Spirit Oil Spill.
20: Recent Studies on the Effects of Oil.