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In-Situ Burning of Water-in-Oil Emulsions: Model Results and Comparison With Data.


pdf icon In-Situ Burning of Water-in-Oil Emulsions: Model Results and Comparison With Data. (251 K)
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, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB99-102519

Keywords:

fire research; fire science; fire suppression; in situ burning; water; oils; emulsions; combustion process

Abstract:

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.