Learning the Process in North Sea

August 10, 2014 8:01 PM

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Learning the Process in North Sea

The process and the fate of oil spill are poorly understood with experts often reaching the spot after several days. The results of a field experiment carried out in the North Sea can provide insight into the process of any oil spill and also help to formulate effective response immediately after any such catastrophe.

Oil and water are immiscible is a well known fact. However, what is least known is the fact that immediately after any petroleum spill a small fraction of the oil starts to evaporate into the air or a small portion gets dissolved in the salt water. The dissolved hydrocarbons are very toxic and can ...

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