Combustion of floating, water-in-oil emulsion layers subjected to external heat flux

A. Y. Walavalkar, Anil Kamalakant Kulkarni

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Abstract

In-situ oil spill combustion can be a highly effective clean up measure for contained spills occurring on open water bodies, such as oil spill on the ocean contained by booms or a spill surrounded by ice. Results obtained from several burn tests with pools of water-in-oil emulsions for diesel and Milne Point crude floating on water, and for emulsions of Alaska North Slope crude were presented. The diesel emulsions ranged from 20 to 80% water content, crude oil emulsions ranged from 0 to 40% water content, and the external radiant heat flux ranged from 0 to 14 kw/sq m. Emulsion burning was very sensitive to the external radiation heat flux. Below a certain threshold heat flux ignition was impossible, but slightly above that flux, emulsions burned very well, with reasonable removal efficiency. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 23rd Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program, AMOP Technical Seminar (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 6/14-16/2000).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages847-856
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event23rd Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program, AMOP Technical Seminar - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jun 14 2000Jun 16 2000

Other

Other23rd Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program, AMOP Technical Seminar
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period6/14/006/16/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Ocean Engineering

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