Oil spill cleanup techniques in the marine environment

Zahed, M.A. and Aziz, H.A. and Isa, M.H. (2006) Oil spill cleanup techniques in the marine environment. In: 1st Civil Engineering Colloquium (CEC’ 06), Association of Civil Engineering Post Graduates & Research Officers (ACEPRO), School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia, May, 2006, Penang, Malaysia.

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Large amounts of hydrocarbons are extracted, produced, refined and handled on land every year. Despite improvements in careful handling, transportation and containment, there is still the possibility that some may enter the environment. The accidental release of oil has been shown to cause serious damage to natural ecosystems when improperly managed. The catastrophic oil spill accidents have been occurred to marine environments and several methods have been suggested for petroleum clean up in aquatic ecosystems. This article briefly reviews the most recent development and advances of physical, chemical and biological techniques as well as data interpretation which are most frequently used in oil spill clean up studies, including dispersants, demulsifiers, cleaners, booming, low pressure flushing, bioremediation and several
other emerging techniques. The issue of how bioremediation are employed for cleaning sea waters is also addressed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil spill, petroleum, bioremediation, marine environment
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Hasnain Isa
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2010 17:40
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 01:57
URI: http://scholars.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/1502

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