Oil in Freshwater: Chemistry, Biology, Countermeasure Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080318622, 9781483148793

Oil in Freshwater: Chemistry, Biology, Countermeasure Technology

1st Edition

Proceedings of the Symposium of Oil Pollution in Freshwater, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Editors: John H. Vandermeulen Steve E. Hrudey
eBook ISBN: 9781483148793
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1987
Page Count: 526
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Oil In Freshwater: Chemistry, Biology, Countermeasure Technology presents the proceedings of the Symposium of Oil Pollution held in Freshwater, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada represents a collection of scientific knowledge on state-of-the-art monitoring and cleanup of oil pollution in fresh waters. The book covers the major subject areas of the physical and chemical fates of oil and petroleum in freshwater environments; biological and ecological effects, biodegradability and microbiological considerations, fate in runoff and wastewater treatment, and aquifer contamination. The book discusses the solubilities of substances from tar sands and heavy oils; the physical and chemical behavior of oils; and the carcinogenic and toxic effects of oil and oil products, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on freshwater communities and ecosystems. The text also describes microbial biodegradability; oil related pollutants in road and urban runoff and during municipal and industrial wastewater treatment; and cleanup and disposal technologies. Oil pollution of aquifers has been thoroughly covered.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Chapter I - Chemistry and Fate of Hydrocarbons in Freshwater Environments

Water Soluble Substances from Heavy Oils and Tar Sands Bitumens - an Overview

Chemical and Physical Behaviour of Hydrocarbons in Freshwater

Model Studies of the Effect of Temperature on Spreading Rate of a Crude Oil on Water

Compositional Changes of Two Crude Oils Exposed to Weathering Processes in Freshwater Lakes and in Laboratory Aquatic Microcosms

Characterization of Water Soluble Components of a Waste Water Oil Sample From an Oil Sands Bitumen Upgrading Plant

Environmentally Relevant Characteristics of Oil-in-Water Emulsions

On the Formation of Water-in-Oil Emulsions

Water Solubility Behavior of Hydrocarbon Mixtures - Implications for Petroleum Dissolution

Chapter II - Oil in Runoff and Groundwater

Chronic Hydrocarbon Discharges into Aquatic Environments: I. Municipal Treatment Facilities

Chronic Hydrocarbon Discharges into Aquatic Environments: II. Urban Runoff and Combined Sewer Overflows

Analysis of Oil and Grease Components to Assess the Quality of Urban Runoff

Chronic Contamination of Lakes by Petroleum Hydrocarbons: the Sedimentary Record

Immiscible Transport of Hydrocarbons Infiltrating in Unconfined Aquifers

Induced Soil Venting for Recovery/Restoration of Gasoline Hydrocarbons in the Vadose Zone

Mobility of Dissolved Petrtoleum-Derived Hydrocarbons in Sand Aquifers

Chapter III - Biodegradation

Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in Freshwater

The Fate of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil

Effect of Oil Dispersants on Microbially-Mediated Processes in Freshwater Systems

Chapter IV - Effects of Oil and Chemical


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