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Main Title Aerostat sampling of PCDD/PCDF emissions from the Gulf oil spill in situ burns /
Author Aurell, Johanna.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gullett, Brian Kent,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 681419210
Subjects BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010--Research ; Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins--Mexico, Gulf of--Measurement ; Polychlorinated dibenzofurans--Mexico, Gulf of--Measurement ; Oil spills--Mexico, Gulf of ; Oil spills--Environmental aspects--Mexico, Gulf of
Internet Access
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EMAD  Internet Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 12/21/2010
Collation 1 online resource (22 pages)
Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 15, 2010). Includes bibliographical references (pages 19-22).
Contents Notes
"Emissions from the in situ burning of oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the catastrophic failure of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform were sampled for polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs/PCDFs). A battery-operated instrument package was lofted into the plumes of 27 surface oil fires over a period of four days via a tethered aerostat to determine and characterize emissions of PCDD/PCDF. A single composite sample resulted in an emission factor of 2.0 ng toxic equivalency (TEQ) per kg of carbon burned, or 1.7 ng TEQ per kg of oil burned, determined by a carbon balance method. Carbon was measured as COb2s plus particulate matter, the latter which an emission factor of 0.088 kg/kg carbon burned. The average plume concentration approximately 200-300 m from the fire and about 75-200 m above sea level was <0.0002 ng TEQ/mp3s."--Abstract.