Oil Spill Response in the Marine Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080410005, 9781483287591

Oil Spill Response in the Marine Environment

1st Edition

Authors: J.W. Doerffer
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080410005
eBook ISBN: 9781483287591
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 24th December 1992
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Description

Chapter and section headings: Introduction. Types and Characteristics of Oil. Oil characteristics. Behaviour of oil in marine environments. Impact of oil on marine environment. Input of oil to the marine environment. Chemical Response Technology to an Oil Spill. Natural cleansing. Chemical barriers, oil sinking agents and sorbents. Dispersion. Burning of oil at sea. Mechanical Response Technology to an Oil Spill. Containment systems. Clean-up techniques on water. Oil recovery vessels. Oil Spill Combating on Shores. Impact of oil on shores. Shoreline clean-up. Oil pollution combating operations. Oil combating in ice. Disposal of oil and oily debris. Limitation of Spills and Contingency Planning. Limitation of spills. Aerial surveillance. Oil spill training. Contingency planning. International cooperation. Glossary of Technical Terms. Selected Bibliography, Further Reading List. List of Tables. Index.

Readership

For anyone interested in marine pollution response; especially for those training in marine spill combating.

Table of Contents

Chapter and section headings: Introduction. Types and Characteristics of Oil. Oil characteristics. Behaviour of oil in marine environments. Impact of oil on marine environment. Input of oil to the marine environment. Chemical Response Technology to an Oil Spill. Natural cleansing. Chemical barriers, oil sinking agents and sorbents. Dispersion. Burning of oil at sea. Mechanical Response Technology to an Oil Spill. Containment systems. Clean-up techniques on water. Oil recovery vessels. Oil Spill Combating on Shores. Impact of oil on shores. Shoreline clean-up. Oil pollution combating operations. Oil combating in ice. Disposal of oil and oily debris. Limitation of Spills and Contingency Planning. Limitation of spills. Aerial surveillance. Oil spill training. Contingency planning. International cooperation. Glossary of Technical Terms. Selected Bibliography, Further Reading List. List of Tables. Index.

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1992
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483287591

About the Author

J.W. Doerffer

Awarded the International Maritime Prize for 1989 by the International Maritime Organisation in London

Affiliations and Expertise

Ship Research Institute, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland

Reviews

@from:Martin Preston, Liverpool University @qu:A great deal of ground is covered in this book which crosses many disciplinary boundaries. A lot of the descriptions are quite technical though still useful to the non-specialist. Inevitably there is some uneveness of coverage between different subject areas, however it is to the author's credit that reader from many different backgrounds will find material of interest. I think that it will be of particular value to managers seeking guidance as to how to prepare for any future oil pollution incidents and it can and should be ready by anyone with an interest in the technical aspects of treating oil spilled in the sea. @source:Ocean News