OIL SPILL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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This excellent and practically useful volume with the content relating to the oil spills was prepared by the recognized expert in offshore industry having more than forty years of professional experience. According to the estimations conducted by the recognized specialists, from approximately two to eight million tons of oil release in to the waters of the world ocean annually, and note that seventy percent of that oil directly relates to various activities of the people. The negative effects caused by these spills are quite apparent and include contaminated water, dead wild life, marshlands covered by oil, and many others. The present reference publication is expected to provide the practicing engineers and scientists with the clear technical descriptions of the established methods that are commonly used for the identification and elimination of the oil spills before they actually occur and also to the development of the effective techniques plus the materials and equipment used when dealing with such spills. Among the topics that have been covered within this book there are dynamics and behavior of the oil spills and effective cleanup techniques and spill treating agents. The effects and fate of the spills have also been covered together with the means of assessment of the damage caused...
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