In Situ Burning of Oil Spills: Smoke Production and Plume Behavior.
In Situ Burning of Oil Spills: Smoke Production and
Evans, D. D.
NIST SP 867; August 1994.
National Institute of Standards and Technology and
Minerals Management Service. In Situ Burning Oil Spill.
Proceedings. January 26-28, 1994, Orlando, FL, Jason,
N. H., Editor(s), 29-37 pp, 1994.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104907
in situ burning; oil spills; smoke production; smoke
plumes; crude oil; experiments; dispersion; smoke yield
In 1985, the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) began a study of in situ burning of
crude oil to provide information to support decisions
about the use of this technology for oil spill response.
Measured smoke production from burning of crude oils in
the laboratory, in mesoscale experiments, and in an
offshore experiment are presented. Calculations of
smoke plume dispersion for an oil spill burn in the
vicinity of Cook Inlet, Alaska show that beyond 5 km
downwind of the burn, smoke particulate concentrations
near the ground averaged over 1 hour do not exceed 150