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Rodríguez, Rubén A. and Lonin, Serguei A. (2016) Influence of dispersants on BTEX contamination in a deep oil spill Boletín Científico CIOH (34). 03-12. ISSN 2215-9045. DOI https://doi.org/10.26640/22159045.423

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Abstract

Information on catastrophic events such as the one that occurred in the “Deepwater Horizon” Platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, is used to analyze the influence of chemical dispersants in the contamination by benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) in a hydrocarbons deep spill. The research analyzed the variability of BTEX concentration fields in a volume of oceanic water in relation to the use of chemical dispersants in a deep spill, keeping constant the oceanographic conditions of the affected area, such as, thermohaline stratification, the currents fields of and the characteristics of the spilled fluid. The results of this research showed that the use of chemical dispersants in a spill at high depths increases the contamination by BTEX, that is not detectable by remote sensing and visual observations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modelo hidrodinámico. Derrame profundo. BTEX. Aproximación euleriana
Geographical coverage : Golfo de México
Depositing User: Dirección General Marítima
ISSN: 2215-9045
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.26640/22159045.423

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