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The basics of oil spill cleanup

Author: Mervin F Fingas
Publisher: Boca Raton [Fla.] : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"An examination of pollution caused by crude oils and petroleum products derived from them, this book covers how oil spills are measured and detected and discusses the properties of the oil as well as its long-term fate in the environment. This third edition contains a new chapter devoted to pollution effects on wildlife. It focuses on the cleanup of oil spills that occur in water, since these spills spread most  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mervin F Fingas
ISBN: 9781439862469 143986246X
OCLC Number: 668196995
Description: xx, 266 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Oil Spills: Why Do They Happen and How Often? --
Chapter 2. Response to Oil Spills --
Chapter 3. Types of Oil and Their Properties --
Chapter 4. Behavior of Oil in the Environment --
Chapter 5. Analysis, Detection, and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills --
Chapter 6. ontainment on Water --
Chapter 7. Oil Recovery on Water --
Chapter 8. Separation, Pumping, Decontamination, and Disposal --
Chapter 9. Spill-Treating Agents --
Chapter 10. In-Situ Burning --
Chapter 11. Shoreline Cleanup and Restoration --
Chapter 12. Oil Spills on Land --
Chapter 13. Effects of Oil Spills on the Environment --
Glossary --
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Responsibility: Merv Fingas.

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"An examination of pollution caused by crude oils and petroleum products derived from them, this book covers how oil spills are measured and detected and discusses the properties of the oil as well as its long-term fate in the environment. This third edition contains a new chapter devoted to pollution effects on wildlife. It focuses on the cleanup of oil spills that occur in water, since these spills spread most rapidly and cause the most visible environmental damage. It also includes coverage of the latest technologies as well as recent spills, including the Gulf of Mexico"--

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