The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup

Author(s) Merv Fingas
Publisher CRC Press
Date 2000
Pages 237
Format pdf
Size 14 Mb







The publication presents a good practical perspective and comprehensive overview when dealing with the both onshore and offshore oil spills that could potentially impact the sensitive marine and coastal environments. The content of the volume is providing an excellent synopses as to the established methods of dealing with the consequences of the oil spills.

The original edition of the title was released in 1978 and the significant technological progress has taken place since then. The current release of the volume has been specifically designed to provide the readers with all required knowledge of both control and cleanup of the oil spills. The content is intended to be of use for the general public as well as to the people actually engaged in the cleanup activities though it shall not expected to serve as a field manual. The document is mainly dealing with the crude oils  plus the petroleum products that are derived from them.

In addition to the established cleanup techniques, the author has also provided the information on how the spills shall be detected and measured plus addresses the physical and chemical properties of the oils. The oil spill effects to the surrounding environments and cleanup effectiveness are varying with the oil type. The author has also reviewed different oil types to help reader get better understanding of the different control and cleanup measures required in each particular case.

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