The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Second Edition

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  • Contains 140 color photographs, 24 color illustrations, and 15 tables that give you immediate visual understanding
  • Identifies the different types of oil spills and explains their long-term effects on the environment and wildlife
  • Discusses cleanup techniques and control of different types of oil spills and environmental circumstances
  • Provides an excellent training tool for preparing yourself and your organization for a potential environmental crisis
  • Covers the properties of oil and how oil spills are measured and detected, and their long term fate and transport in the environment
  • Summary

    Constant media attention on oil spills has created global awareness of their risks and the damage they do. Often under-reported is the average cost of the cleanup - often as high as $200 per liter of oil spilled. Oil is a necessity in today's industrial society, and since our dependence on it is not likely to and any time soon, we will continue to have spills. This indispensable reference supplies the information required to proceed with cleanup efforts immediately.
    The revised and expanded edition of a bestseller, Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Second Edition provides the tools for remediating the on-and off-shore oil spills that can threaten sensitive coastal habitats. The Second Edition includes a new chapter highlighting the effects of oil on the environment and wildlife and a glossary of technical terms. After reading it, you will understand the different techniques required based on the type of oil spilled and the environmental circumstances involved in the spill.
    Whether large or small, no oil spill is insignificant. They create far-reaching environmental problems -always a public relations nightmare. Don't wait until you have an emergency to go hunting for a solution. Prepare yourself - and your organization - with Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Second Edition.

    Table of Contents

    Oil Spills: Why Do They Happen and How Often?
    Response to Oil Spills
    Types of Oil and their Properties
    Behaviour of Oil in the Environment
    Detection, Analysis, and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills
    Containment on Water
    Oil Recovery on Water
    Separation and Disposal
    Spill-treating Agents
    In-situ Burning
    Shoreline Cleanup and Restoration
    Oil Spills on Land
    Effects of Oil Spills on the Environment

    Editorial Reviews

    "…presents a practical perspective and overview in dealing with on-and off-shore oil spills that can potentially affect sensitive coastal environments and habitats…Certainly when oil spills occur, notably in a highly visible, sensitive and/or media concentrated area, such a book provides a good synopses as to the methods employed when dealing with such circumstances."
    -Stephen M. Testa, Testa Environmental Corporation