Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup / Edition 2

Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup / Edition 2

by Merv Fingas, Mervin F. Fingas
     
 

Constant media attention on oil spills has created global awareness of their risks and the damage they do. Often under-reported is the average cost of the cleanup - often as high as $200 per liter of oil spilled. Oil is a necessity in today's industrial society, and since our dependence on it is not likely to and any time soon, we will continue to have spills. This

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Constant media attention on oil spills has created global awareness of their risks and the damage they do. Often under-reported is the average cost of the cleanup - often as high as $200 per liter of oil spilled. Oil is a necessity in today's industrial society, and since our dependence on it is not likely to and any time soon, we will continue to have spills. This indispensable reference supplies the information required to proceed with cleanup efforts immediately.
The revised and expanded edition of a bestseller, Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Second Edition provides the tools for remediating the on-and off-shore oil spills that can threaten sensitive coastal habitats. The Second Edition includes a new chapter highlighting the effects of oil on the environment and wildlife and a glossary of technical terms. After reading it, you will understand the different techniques required based on the type of oil spilled and the environmental circumstances involved in the spill.
Whether large or small, no oil spill is insignificant. They create far-reaching environmental problems -always a public relations nightmare. Don't wait until you have an emergency to go hunting for a solution. Prepare yourself - and your organization - with Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Second Edition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566705370
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.66(d)

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Table of Contents

Oil Spills: Why Do They Happen and How Often?
Response to Oil Spills Types of Oil and their Properties Behaviour of Oil in the Environment Detection, Analysis, and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills Containment on Water Oil Recovery on Water Separation and Disposal Spill-treating Agents In-situ Burning Shoreline Cleanup and Restoration Oil Spills on Land Effects of Oil Spills on the Environment

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