Oil Spill Remediation: Colloid Chemistry-Based Principles and Solutions


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Oil Spill Remediation: Colloid Chemistry-Based Principles and Solutions Authors: , , , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: John Wiley & Sons Inc Pages: 392 Language: English ISBN: 9781118206706 Categories: ,

This book provides a comprehensive overview of oil spill remediation from the perspectives of policy makers, scientists, and engineers, generally focusing on colloid chemistry phenomena and solutions involved in oil spills and their cleanup. First book to address oil spill remediation from the perspective of physicochemical and colloidal science Discusses current and emerging detergents used in clean-ups Includes chapters from leading scientists, researchers, engineers, and policy makers Presents new insights into the possible impact of oil spills on ecosystems as well as preventive measures

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Author Biography

Ponisseril Somasundaran, PhD, is Chairman of the Henry Krumb School at Columbia University and is currently on the board of the new United Engineering Foundation. He has authored/edited fifteen books and over 700 scientific publications and patents. Partha Patra, PhD, isResearch Scientist at Columbia University in New York. His research efforts focus on dealing with challenges associated with earth resource recovery and management, and development of engineering tools to promote usage of bioreagents in personal care, pharmaceuticals and food industries. Raymond S. Farinato, PhD,is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the In Process Separation department of Cytec Industries Inc. and an adjunct professor in the Earth & Environmental Engineering department at Columbia University. Kyriakos Papadopoulos, PhD, is Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. His capillary video-microscopy technique has been used in studies of dermal delivery of vaccines, oil-spill cleanup and improvement of engine lubricant oils.