Marine Oil Pollution: Response Methods

Authored by: Janne Fritt-Rasmussen

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
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This entry provides a general introduction to the area within marine oil spill response methods and technologies. It also provides an overview of the three principles of choice for responding to marine oil spill, that is, containment and recovery, chemical dispersants, and in situ burning. The overview includes details about some of the technical aspects, applicability, and environmental impacts of the methods and effects of the natural weathering of the oil to the window of opportunity of the methods.

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