Response to Marine Oil Pollution — Review and Assessment

  • Douglas Cormack

Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 378-387

About this book


Response to Marine Oil Pollution - Review and Assessment is the essential source book, now updated, for all involved in marine oil pollution consequences and response. It covers policy, planning and operations, and provides technical assessment of the true nature of the problem, of the means to maximise the performance of current techniques and equipment, and of the bases for future improvements.
This book provides a fundamental understanding of the oil properties and processes which determine the persistence and impacts of oils in the marine environment. It establishes parameters against which to evaluate performance of all current techniques and equipment, and the environmental impacts of their use. It identifies design parameters, and makes proposals for the creation and development of more effective equipment and techniques.
The book also shows how a fresh approach to cargo transfer, and the scaling of spillage response provision to oil releases on immediate impact, will be more effective overall, and will ensure that approved waste handling and disposal facilities are not overwhelmed. The recent Sea Empress incident is reviewed to illustrate the points made and conclusions reached, and to emphasise the need for thorough salvage planning for all future incidents.


combustion development ecosystem environment organization policy pollution water

Authors and affiliations

  • Douglas Cormack
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  1. 1.Warren Spring LaboratoryDepartment of Trade and IndustryUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5204-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9301-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0745
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Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Chemical Manufacturing
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences