Petroleum Contamination in Warm and Cold Marine Environments


Author: Ahmed El Nemr

This work represents an attempt to compile and evaluate the oil spill state in worldwide marine environments. This book covers oil spills comprehensively, from a consideration of the composition, sources and inputs of oil to the global marine environment. The contents herein describe several key questions on the present levels of contamination, the impact of hydrocarbons and related chemicals on the marine environment, and the recovery potential of marine ecosystems exposed to oil spills. It also describes an oil spill and its fate on the marine
environment as well as clarifying how to treat and reduce oil input in coastal and offshore waters. How much oil is entering the worldwide marine environment as well as the hazards of marine oil spill and its associated chemicals and wastes on the marine habitats are listed in this book.

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Petroleum Composition (Crude Oils)

Chapter 3 Water Temperature

Chapter 4 Oil Spill and Fate

Chapter 5 Mechanical Oil Recovery

Chapter 6 Oil Dispersants

Chapter 7 In-Situ Burning

Chapter 8 In-Situ Treatment of Oiled Sediment Shorelines

Chapter 9 Ecological Effects of Oil

Chapter 10 How Warm and Cold Marine Water Affect Oil Spill

Chapter 11 Hydrocarbon Contamination in Marine Environment

Chapter 12 Hazards of Petroleum on Habitats

Chapter 13 Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)



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