The Evolution of an Accident Release of Oil, Near Burgas

In this paper it is presented a computer simulation for a possible prediction of an oil slick near Burgas Harbor. The simulation it is carried out using POTENTIAL INCIDENT SIMULATOR EVALUATION AND CONTROL SYSTEM (Pisces II) which is a software, especially designed for assessing the consequences of oil pollution on sea water. PISCES is an incident response simulator designed for preparing and conducting command centre exercises and area drills. The application is developed to support exercises focusing on oil spill response. The model takes into account the main physicochemical processes occurring in the oil slick, which include evaporation, dispersion, emulsification and viscosity variation. Simulation is carried out with regard to the following environment factors: coastline, field of currents, weather, sea state, ice conditions and environmentally sensitive areas. In addition, models of response resource application including booming and recovery have been developed.


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  • Accession Number: 01605835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2016 9:15AM