The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup, Second Edition

Merv Fingas, Merv Fingas

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Features

  • 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.

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