PRIORITIES IN FATE OF OIL SPILL RESEARCH

A 3-dimensional computer simulation model, based on rate data obtained from the literature, was used to evaluate the interaction of different types of petroleum hydrocarbons for a range of environmental conditions in the marine environment. Research efforts that will be required to gain understanding of the fate of oil in the ocean were categorized with respect to 5 major environmental reservoirs. Priority assessments were oriented toward critical areas where the present data are either not available or inadequate. Processes operating at the water surface are considered to be the most important. High priority research topics include spreading, mixing, dissolution, emulsification, photochemical degradation, bottom transport and degradation, sorption of oil on particulates, and coordinated studies of processes active in the nearshore zone.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 483-485

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  • Accession Number: 00177095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM