Spills of Diluted Bitumen from Pipelines: A Comparative Study of Environmental Fate, Effects, and Response
Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
NAS Press | 2015 | ISBN: 0309388856 0309380103 9780309380102 | 145 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This volume examines the current state of knowledge and identifies the relevant properties and characteristics of the transport, fate, and effects of diluted bitumen and commonly transported crude oils when spilled in the environment.
This book assesses whether the differences between properties of diluted bitumen and those of other commonly transported crude oils warrant modifications to the regulations governing spill response plans and cleanup. Given the nature of pipeline operations, response planning, and the oil industry, the recommendations outlined in this study are broadly applicable to other modes of transportation as well.
2 Chemical and Physical Properties of Crude Oils
3 Environmental Processes, Behavior, and Toxicity of Diluted Bitumen
4 Spill Response Planning and Implementation
5 Comparing Properties Affecting Transport, Fate, Effects, and Response
6 Regulations Governing Spill Response Planning
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Committee Member and Staff Biographies