In-Situ Burning of Water-in-Oil Emulsions: Model Results and Comparison With Data.
In-Situ Burning of Water-in-Oil Emulsions: Model
Results and Comparison With Data.
Walavalkar, A.; Kulkarni, A. K.
NISTIR 6242; October 1998.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
November 2-5, 1998, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A.,
Editor(s), 85-86 pp, 1998.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-102519
fire research; fire science; fire suppression; in situ
burning; water; oils; emulsions; combustion process
In-situ burning of oil or water-in-oil (w/o) emulsion
supported on top of a water-base, such as the ocean, is
a complex process, and it involves several
interdependent and complex physiochemical processes
which are not yet fully understood. The technique of
in-situ oil spill combustion has been tried in practice
and investigated by researchers sporadically over the
past thirty years. The focus of this report is on the
burning of water-in-oil emulsions with an emphasis on
computation of timeline for the important events in the
process, such as the ignition delay, complete
consumption of the emulsion layer, burnout period,
residue left, and efficiency of removal.