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Title: Vertical dispersion of oil droplets
Authors: Tkalich, P. 
Issue Date: 2003
Source: Tkalich, P. (2003). Vertical dispersion of oil droplets. Environment Canada Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar (AMOP) Proceedings 26 (2) : 911-926. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A mathematical model of oil droplet mixing by breaking waves is presented. The model uses a kinetic approach to describe vertical exchange of droplets at the interface between the slick and the water column. A mass balance of oil between the slick and the mixing layer of the water column is developed to satisfy general mass conservation principles and specific empirical data, thus increasing the potential for the model application to a wider range of oil and environmental parameters. The majority of coefficients and parameters in the model are conveniently combined into a single "mixing factor". Sensitivity analysis shows adequate reaction of the model on variation of input parameters. The model permits a rapid estimate of the amount of dispersed oil under breaking waves. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 24th Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program Technical Seminar (Victoria, British Colombia, 6/10-13/2003).
Source Title: Environment Canada Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar (AMOP) Proceedings
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