Combustion of mixtures of weathered Alaskan crude oils and water under external heat flux

A. Y. Walavalkar, A. K. Kulkarni

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Abstract

The combustion process of weathered oil and water mixtures floating on top of a water body was studied for two crude oils obtained from Alaska, i.e., Milne Point crude and ANS crude. The water content in the mixture increased and as the weathering level increased, the threshold heat flux required for sustained ignition increased. The data for threshold heat flux correlated well with the density of crude oil at all water contents and weathering levels. A method for providing external hat flux greater than the threshold heat flux value when spill occurs on an open water body was presented. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 24th Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program Technical Seminar (Edmonton, Alberta 6/12-14/2001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages755-766
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings - Twentyfourth Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar; Eighteenth Technical Seminar on Chemical Spills (TSOCS) and Third Phytoremediation/Biotechnology Solutions for Spills (PHYTO) - Edmonton, Alta, Canada
Duration: Jun 12 2001Jun 14 2001

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OtherProceedings - Twentyfourth Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar; Eighteenth Technical Seminar on Chemical Spills (TSOCS) and Third Phytoremediation/Biotechnology Solutions for Spills (PHYTO)
CountryCanada
CityEdmonton, Alta
Period6/12/016/14/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Walavalkar, A. Y., & Kulkarni, A. K. (2001). Combustion of mixtures of weathered Alaskan crude oils and water under external heat flux. 755-766. Paper presented at Proceedings - Twentyfourth Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar; Eighteenth Technical Seminar on Chemical Spills (TSOCS) and Third Phytoremediation/Biotechnology Solutions for Spills (PHYTO), Edmonton, Alta, Canada.