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Petroleum Contamination in Warm and Cold Marine Environments

By: Ahmed El Nemr

Nova Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #167316 | ISBN: 1594546150
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About this book

The book describes the oil spill and its fate in the marine environment and clarifies how to treat and reduce oil input in coastal and offshore waters. How much oil is entering the world-wide marine environment is also discussed. The ecological impacts of oil spills and the hazardous effects of petroleum on marine habitats are also discussed.


Contents

Introduction; Petroleum composition (Crude oils); Water temperature; Oil spill and fate; Mechanical oil recovery; Oil dispersant; In-situ burning; In-situ treatment of oiled sediment shorelines; Ecological effects of oil; How warm and cold marine water affect oil spill; Hydrocarbon Contamination in marine environment; Hazardous of petroleum on habitats; Oil pollution act (OPA) and Arctic national wildlife refuge (ANWR).

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