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Oil Spill Remediation: Colloid Chemistry-Based Principles and Solutions

ISBN: 978-1-118-20670-6
392 pages
April 2014
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of oil spill remediation from the perspectives of policy makers, scientists, and engineers, generally focusing on colloid chemistry phenomena and solutions involved in oil spills and their cleanup.
• First book to address oil spill remediation from the perspective of physicochemical and colloidal science
• Discusses current and emerging detergents used in clean-ups
• Includes chapters from leading scientists, researchers, engineers, and policy makers
• Presents new insights into the possible impact of oil spills on ecosystems as well as preventive measures
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Contributors xi

1 Science-Based Decision Making on the Use of Dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 1
Albert D. Venosa, Paul T. Anastas, Mace G. Barron, Robyn N. Conmy, Marc S. Greenberg, and Gregory J. Wilson

2 Understanding and Properly Interpreting the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Blowout 19
Sean S. Anderson, Charles H. Peterson, Gary Cherr, Richard Ambrose, Shelly Anghera, Steve Bay, Michael J. Blum, Rob Condon, Thomas Dean, William (Monty) Graham, Michael Guzy, Stephanie Hampton, Samantha Joye, John Lambrinos, Bruce Mate, Douglas Meffert, Sean Powers, Ponisseril Somasundaran, Robert Spies, Caz Taylor, and Ronald Tjeerdema by Nceas Gulf Oil Spill Ecotox Working Group

3 Remediation and Restoration of Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ecosystems Following the Deepwater Horizon Event 59
Michael J. Blum, Brittany M. Bernik, Thomas Azwell, and Eric M.V. Hoek

4 Challenges in and Approaches to Modeling the Complexities of Deepwater Oil and Gas Release 89
Rupesh K. Reddy, A. Rao, Z. Yu, C. Wu, K. Nandakumar, L. Thibodeaux, and Kalliat T. Valsaraj

5 Oil Films: Some Basic Concepts 127
Johan Sjöblom and Sébastien Simon

6 Remediating Oilfield Waste and Spills 161
Raymond S. Farinato

7 Multipronged Approach for Oil Spill Remediation 175
Partha Patra and Ponisseril Somasundaran

8 Packed-Bed Capillary Microscopy on BP-Oil-Spill Oil in Porous Media 189
Peixi Zhu, Qing Wang, Yuly A. Jaimes-Lizcano, and Kyriakos Papadopoulos

9 Jameson Cell Technology for Organics Recovery 221
Graeme J. Jameson

10 Development of Gelling Agent for Spilled Oils 231
Kazutami Sakamoto

11 Microstructures of Capped Ethylene Oxide Oligomers in Water and n-Hexane 247
Mangesh I. Chaudhari and Lawrence R. Pratt

12 Some Colloidal Fundamentals in Oil Spill Remediation: The Water/Surfactant/Hydrocarbon Combination 259
S. E. Friberg, H. Hasinovic, and Pi Belobrov

13 Physicochemical Properties of Heavy Oil–Water Interface in the Context of Oil Removal from Seawater by Froth Flotation 279
Louxiang Wang, Meghan Curran, Meijiao Deng, Qingxia Liu, Zhenghe Xu, and Jacob Masliyah

14 Measurement of Interfacial Tension in Hydrocarbon/Water/Dispersant Systems at Deepwater Conditions 295
Mohamed A. Abdelrahim and Dandina N. Rao

15 Surfactant Technologies for Remediation of Oil Spills 317
Edgar J. Acosta and Suniya Quraishi

16 Role of Structural Forces in Cleaning Soiled Surfaces 359
Darsh Wasan, Alex Nikolov, and Gopi Sethumadhavan

Index 371

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Author Information

Ponisseril Somasundaran, PhD, is Chairman of the Henry Krumb School at Columbia University and is currently on the board of the new United Engineering Foundation. He has authored/edited fifteen books and over 700 scientific publications and patents.

Partha Patra, PhD, isResearch Scientist at Columbia University in New York. His research efforts focus on dealing with challenges associated with earth resource recovery and management, and development of engineering tools to promote usage of bioreagents in personal care, pharmaceuticals and food industries.

Raymond S. Farinato, PhD,is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the In Process Separation department of Cytec Industries Inc. and an adjunct professor in the Earth & Environmental Engineering department at Columbia University.

Kyriakos Papadopoulos, PhD, is Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. His capillary video-microscopy technique has been used in studies of dermal delivery of vaccines, oil-spill cleanup and improvement of engine lubricant oils.
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