463 pages | 231 B/W Illus.
Shelving Guide: Environmental Engineering
In-situ burning is recognized as a viable alternative for cleaning up oil spills on land and water. It can rapidly reduce the volume of spilled oil and eliminate the need to collect, store, transport, and dispose of recovered oil, and can also shorten the response time to a spill, thus reducing the chances that the spill will spread on the water surface or further into land. This book will serve as a comprehensive reference for all aspects of in-situ burning of oil spills and include the scientific aspects of the burning process and the related effects, as well as practical information about the procedures to be followed and equipment required for carrying out an in-situ burn.
Summary of in-situ burning of oil spills. The Physics and Chemistry of Burning. Overview of practical burning and application. Emissions. Assessment of feasibility of burning. Burning on water – Procedures. Burning on land and wetlands. Burning oiled marshes. Burning in or on ice. Equipment - selection, deployment, and operation. Monitoring, sampling, and analytical equipment. Final recovery of residue. Possible spill situations. Post-burn actions. Health and safety precautions during burning. Worker health and safety precautions.