Spills of Nonfloating Oils Risk and Response (eBook)

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August 2012

Spills of Nonfloating Oils Risk and Response (eBook)

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Maritime accidents that result in oil spills are high on the list of public environmental concerns. These spills are difficult to control and can contaminate the marine environment. When oil is spilled on the sea, it undergoes physical, chemical, and biological changes as it weathers and is degraded by bacteria. Most oil spill cleanup technologies, which have been developed for floating oils and the ensuing emulsions, are not very effective. For most spills, only about 10 to15 percent of the oil is recovered, and the best recovery rates are probably about 30 percent. 1.5mb

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This report has been reviewed by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the authors and the NRC in making the published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. 1.5mb

Title: Spills of Nonfloating Oils Risk and Response (eBook)
Product Code: 4436F024
Published Date: August 2012

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