This book covers research completed between 1981 and May 1985 and includes: reviews of recent studies, sitings and investigations at spills-of-opportunity as well as results of recent arctic and sub-Arctic oil weathering experiments and observations on the behavior of crude oil in the presence of ice. Topics covered include the following: laboratory studies of formation and stability of water-in-oil emulsions; selected case histories of the more detailed chemistry studies of mousse behavior and long term fate in near-coastal and open ocean oil spills/blowouts; tar ball formation and distribution; and algorithms and computer programs to simulate the formation of water-in-oil emulsion.
1. Introduction 2. Laboratory Studies of Formation and Stability of Water-in-Oil Emulsions 3. Selected Case Histories of the More Detailed Chemistry Studies of Mousse Behaviour and Long Term Fate in Near-Coastal and Open Ocean Oil Spills/Llowouts 4. Tar Ball Formation and Distribution 5. Algorithms and Computer Programs to Simulate the Formation of Water-in-Oil Emulsions