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Main Title In-situ burning for oil spill countermeasures /
Author Fingas, Merv,
Publisher CRC Press, an imprint of Taylor and Francis,
Year Published 2018
Call Number TD192.8.I57227 2018
ISBN 9780429506376
Subjects Fuel ; Waterworks ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Environmental--General ; SCIENCE / Environmental Science ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply ; Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Risk, Environmental Analysis ; Ignition Devices, Helitorches ; Organic Compounds, Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons, Carbonyls, Dioxins, Dibenzofurans, Btex ; Vocs, Carbon Monoxide, Sulphur Dioxide ; Water Pollution, Soil Pollution ; In situ burning (Oil spill management) ; In situ remediation ; Oil spills--Cleanup
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Edition First edition.
Collation 1 online resource (475 pages) : 562 illustrations
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
chapter 1 In-Situ Burning: An Update -- chapter 2 Burning on Land and Wetlands -- chapter 3 In-Situ Burning on Ice, Snow or in the Arctic -- chapter 4 In-Situ Burning Operations during the Deepwater Horizon Spill -- chapter 5 The Newfoundland Offshore Burn Experiment -- chapter 6 The Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Resulting from In-Situ Oil Burns. In-situ burning is recognized as a viable alternative for cleaning up oil spills on land and water. It can rapidly reduce the volume of spilled oil and eliminate the need to collect, store, transport, and dispose of recovered oil, and can also shorten the response time to a spill, thus reducing the chances that the spill will spread on the water surface or further into land. This book will serve as a comprehensive reference for all aspects of in-situ burning of oil spills and include the scientific aspects of the burning process and the related effects, as well as practical information about the procedures to be followed and equipment required for carrying out an in-situ burn.