Ice engineering : improving oil spill response in ice-covered waters
Zabilansky, Leonard J.; Dickins, D. (David), 1948-; Buist, Ian.; White, Kathleen D.; Cattabriga, Gioia.
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (ERDC-CRREL) recently supported two important research programs intended to improve spill response in ice-covered waters: developing new technologies to detect oil trapped under or within solid ice, and testing herding agents as a technique to thicken oil slicks for burning and/or mechanical recovery in situations where ice concentrations hinder the natural formation of thick oil slicks. Both of these projects are highlighted in this technical note as examples of how CRREL’s Ice Engineering Facility is being utilized in new ways to address ongoing environmental issues associated with Arctic offshore exploration and development.
Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Oil spill; River ice; Lake ice; Sea ice; EPOLAR
ERDC/CRREL ; TN-06-2
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