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Deep Sea Oil Spill Cleanup Techniques: Applicability, Trade-offs and Advantages
(Released August 2010)

  by Pam Graham  


Key Citations




Resources eLibrary Resources
eLibrary Resources
  1. Prestige Oil Spill Cleanup Continues

    CORCUBION, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 22: Workers prepare a second barrier to protect the port of Concurbion from oil spilled from the single-hulled tanker Prestige November 22, 2002 in Corcubion, Northern Spain. The tanker broke apart and sank November 19 off the coast of Spain, spilling an estimated 17,000 tons of oil into the sea and taking 60,000 tons to the bottom with it.
    Marco Di Lauro, Getty Images, 11-22-2002
  2. Patches of crude oil slick along the East Coast beach in Singapore

    Patches of the crude oil slick stain the sand along the East Coast beach in Singapore on May 28, 2010, after crude spilled from a tanker damaged in a collision in the Singapore Strait. Singapore's most popular beach stretch remained shut to the public on the first day of the summer school holidays as emergency crews pressed on with their cleanup of an oil slick.
    Roslan Rahman, AFP/Getty Images, 05-28-2010
  3. Map of the U.S. Gulf Coast states highlighting oil spill cleanup

    Centerpiece graphic showing a map of the U.S. Gulf Coast states and highlighting oil spill cleanup measures and impact of the leak to the enviroment so far. Miami Herald 2010.
    Melchiondo, KRT News Graphics, 07-16-2010
  4. Oil From Spill Continues To Flow Into Gulf Of Mexico

    GRAND ISLE, LA - JUNE 19: An oiled pelican tries to fly in Barataria Bay June 19, 2010 near Grand Isle, Louisiana. The BP oil spill has been called one of the largest environmental disasters in American history.
    Cheryl Gerber, Getty Images, 06-19-2010
Resources taken from Proquest's eLibrary

Charts and Tables
  1. Effect of particle size on oil sorption capacity and water pick up

    Availability of barley straw application on oil spill clean up
    Husseien, M; Amer, AA; El-Maghraby, A; Taha, NA; International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology [Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.]. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 123-130. 2009
  2. True residuals and estimated ones, estimations filled in

    Oil spill cleanup cost estimation--Developing a mathematical model for marine environment
    Shahriari, M; Frost, A, Process Safety and Environmental Protection [Process Saf. Environ. Prot.]. Vol. 86, no. 3, pp. 189-197. May 2008
  3. Estimated Cleanup Costs of Oil Spills in U.S. Waters (Million 1997 . . .

    Olatubi, Williams O, Journal of Environmental Systems. Vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 73-89. 2003-2004
Tables taken from ProQuest's Illustrata
  1. David S. Page
    Charles Weston Pickard Professor/Director, Department of Chemistry, Bowdoin College
    From Publication Abstracts: the heaviest subsurface oil (SSO) deposits based on multiple studies conducted since 2001. . . In 2007, a systematic study was conducted to evaluate the form and location of residues of oil buried on Prince William Sound (PWS) shorelines, 18 years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez OilSpill (EVOS . . . Valdez oilspill. Forty-three shoreline segments, whose oiling history has been documented . . . .

  2. Poojitha D. Yapa
    Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University
    From Publication Abstracts: Offshore exploration and production of oil and gas have increased significantly in the last decade. . . to simulate the behavior of oil and gas if accidentally released from a well, pipeline, or ship. . . A conceptual model for simulating oil emulsification after a spill in the ocean is presented

  3. Serge Kokot
    Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology
    From Publication Abstracts: the adsorption of oil on selected adsorbates: sand, organo-clay and raw cotton. Thermal analysis provides evidence for the interaction and physical adsorption of the diesel oil on the adsorbates. Sand. . ., organo-clay and cotton. The use of adsorbent materials to adsorb oil from oilspills is of great. . . The need to find the most efficient material for the clean-up of oil/fuel spills both at sea

Scholars taken from ProQuest's Community of Scholars