Oil Spillage into Water Treatment

Authored by: Gerard P. Canevari

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
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The general subject of treatment of oil spillage represents a relatively new area of technology that is unique in that it encompasses chemical, mechanical, and biological disciplines. There are three major aspects to the problem of oil spills: prevention, containment and recovery, and treatment of the surface oil. This entry is mainly directed toward the treatment of the spilled oil, the related areas will also be considered in order to put the overall subject in the correct perspective.

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