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In Situ Burning of Oil Spills Workshop.

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Walton, W. D.; Jason, N. H.

NIST SP 935; NIST SP 995; Volume 2; February 1999.

In Situ Burning of Oil Spills Workshop. Proceedings. National Institute of Standards and Technology and Minerals Management Service. November 2-4, 1998, New Orleans, LA, Walton, W. D.; Jason, N. H., Editor(s)(s), 129 pp, 1999.


Minerals Management Service, Reston, VA

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Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20401-0003.
Telephone: 202-512-1800.
Order number: SN003-003-03597-1


in situ burning; oil spills; fire research; environmental effects


***EACH PAPER IS TREATED LIKE A SEPARATE DOCUMENT AND MAY BE VIEWED AND/OR DOWNLOADED THAT WAY*** The Minerals Management Service (MMS), U.S. Department of Interior, is designated as the lead agency for in situ burn research in the Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan prepared under the authority of Title VII of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90). In response to MMS's continuing effort to ensure the relevance of their research program to the needs of the user community, a workshop on in situ burning of oil spills was hosted by MMS in 1994 to present the state of the knowledge and identify research needs.' Since that time, significant advances in the acceptance and application of in situ burning as an oil spill mitigation method have been made, in part as a result of the MMS-funded research program. As a result of widespread preapproval of in situ burning and advances in the technology, MMS hosted this follow-on workshop to update the state of knowledge and the research needs of the user community. The goals of the In Situ Burning of Oil Spills Workshop were: 1. To present the state of knowledge to decision makers from local, state and federal agencies, responders, environmentalists, academia, industry and the user community. 2. To prioritize research and information needs to support decisions on the use of iM situ burning of oil spills. Papers were presented reviewing the state of in situ burning of oil spills technology. The workshop attendees were invited to participate in two breakout discussion panesl to develop research needs. One focused on environmental and human health issues and the other on operations issues. This Proceedings is the official transmittal of the workshop presentations and the research needs developed by the panels.

Selected Papers

Introduction. In Situ Burning of Oil Spills Workshop.
Mullin, J. V. Report of the Environmental and Human Health Panel.
Snider, J. Report of the Burning Operations Panel.
Laferriere, R. R. Joint Panel Recommendations.
Walton, W. D.; Jason, N. H. In Situ Burning of Oil Spills: Workshop Overview.
Mullin, J. V. Window of Opportunity for In Situ Burning.
Buist, I. Status of Fire Boom Performance Testing.
Walton, W. D. Propane Burn Testing at OHMSETT.
Buist, I. Preparedness for In Situ Burning Operations: An Alaskan Perspective.
McKenzie, B.; Lukin, J. In Situ Burning of Oil Spills: A Historical Perspective.
Fingas, M. F. Monitoring of In Situ Burning Operations.
Barnea, N.; Henry, C. B.; Roberts, P.; Laferriere, R. R. Smoke Plume Trajectory Modeling.
McGrattan, K. B. Alternative Approaches to In Situ Burning Operations.
Tebeau, P. A. Environmental Effects of In Situ Burning of Oil Spills in Inland and Upland Habitats.
Zengel, S. A.; Michel, J.; Dahlin, J. A.; Headley, C.