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Title: An oil spill-food chain interaction model for coastal waters
Authors: Gin, K.Y.H. 
Huda, M.K.
Lim, W.K.
Tkalich, P. 
Keywords: Environmental impact
Food chain
Marine ecosystem
Oil spill
Organic compound
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Gin, K.Y.H., Huda, M.K., Lim, W.K., Tkalich, P. (2001). An oil spill-food chain interaction model for coastal waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 42 (7) : 590-597. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: An oil spill-food chain interaction model, composed of a multiphase oil spill model (MOSM) and a food chain model, has been developed to assess the probable impacts of oil spills on several key marine organisms (phytoplankton, zooplankton, small fish, large fish and benthic invertebrates). The MOSM predicts oil slick thickness on the water surface; dissolved, emulsified and particulate oil concentrations in the water column; and dissolved and particulate oil concentrations in bed sediments. This model is used to predict the fate of oil spills and transport with respect to specific organic compounds, while the food chain model addresses the uptake of toxicant by marine organisms. The oil spill-food chain interaction model can be used to assess the environmental impacts of oil spills in marine ecosystems. The model is applied to the recent Evoikos-Orapin Global oil spill that occurred in the Singapore Strait. Copyright © 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Source Title: Marine Pollution Bulletin
ISSN: 0025326X
DOI: 10.1016/S0025-326X(00)00205-8
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