Standard Handbook Oil Spill Environmental Forensics, Second Edition: Fingerprinting and Source Identification

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Standard Handbook Oil Spill Environmental Forensics: Fingerprinting and Source Identification, Second Edition, provides users with the latest information on the tools and methods that have become popular over the past ten years.

The book presents practitioners with the latest environmental forensics techniques and best practices for quickly identifying the sources of spills, how to form an effective response, and how to determine liability. This second edition represents a complete overhaul of the existing chapters, and includes 13 new chapters on methods and applications, such as emerging application of PAHi isomers in oil spill forensics, development and application of computerized oil spill identification (COSI), and fingerprinting of oil in biological and passive sampling devices.

  • Contains 13 new chapters on methods and applications, including emerging application of PAH isomers in oil drill forensics, the development and application of computerized oil spill identification (COSI), and the fingerprinting of oil in biological and passive sampling devices
  • Presents the latest technology and methods in biodegradation of oil hydrocarbons and its implications for source identification, surface trajectory modeling of marine oil spills, and identification of hydrocarbons in biological samples for source determination
  • Contains new case studies to illustrate key applications, methods, and techniques

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Thoroughly updated with the new Oil Spill Environmental Forensics tools and methods which have become popular over the past 10 years

  • Contains 14 updated chapters on important oil spill principles and practices and 10 all new chapters, the latter including PAH isomer and naphthenic acid fingerprinting, gasoline and diesel fuel spills, including biodiesel, computerized identification and statistical correlation techniques, photochemical effects, and water column forensics.
  • Presents the best practices for sampling during and after an oil spill, conventional and new analytical techniques, various interpretive techniques, and oil’s fate in the environment.
  • Each chapter highlights principles and practices through real-world examples ranging from small “mystery spills to massive (Deepwater Horizon) oil spills.

Thoroughly updated with the new tools and methods which have become popular over the past 10 years, Standard Handbook Oil Spill Environmental Forensics 2nd Edition provides practitioners with the latest environmental forensics techniques and best practices for quickly identifying the source of the spill, forming an effective response, and determining liability.

Elevated to a Standard handbook, the 2nd Edition represents a complete overhaul of the existing chapters as well as 13 new chapters on methods and applications such as: Emerging Application of PAH Isomers in Oil Spill Forensics; Development and Application of Computerized Oil Spill Identification (COSI) and Fingerprinting of Oil in Biological and Passive Sampling Devices.

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Dr. Stout has more than 20 years of petroleum and coal industry experience. He specializes in chemical compositions of fuel-derived sources of contamination in terrestrial and marine environments, which includes crude oil, coal, gasoline and other substances. His research has been used for decision making by the United States Departments of Justice and Defense, and by the forest products, utility, railroad, wood treatment, maritime shipping, port operations, and oil and gas industries. Dr. Stout has authored or co-authored nearly 120 scientific papers and edited a textbook on the environmental forensics aspects of maritime oil spills.

Dr. Zhendi Wang is a senior research scientist and Head of Oil Spill Research of Environment Canada, working in the oil and toxic chemical spill research field. His specialties and research interests include: development of oil spill fingerprinting and tracing technology, environmental forensics of oil spill; oil properties, fate and behavior of oil and other hazardous organics in the environment; oil burn emission and products study; oil bioremediation; identification and characterization of oil hydrocarbons; and, spill treatment studies; applications of modern analytical techniques (such as GC, GC/MS, HPLC, LC/MS, SFE and SFC, and IC) to oil spill studies and other environmental science and technology.

Dr. Wang has continually and extensively led and been involved in various scientific projects, technology transfer, and national and international cooperative researches with the total funding over 3 million dollars. He has authored over 270 academic publications including 72 peer-reviewed articles and 4 invited reviews in the most respected journals in the environmental science and chemistry, and 8 books and book chapters. The productivity, excellence and achievements of Dr. Wang have established him as a national and international “leading authority on the topic . He has won a number of national and international scientific honours and awards. Wang is also a member of America Chemical Society (ACS), the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), and the International Society of Environmental Forensics.

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