The various oil weathering processes affect the oil mass balance, and cause changes in oil properties which are of importance for oil spill response (density, water content, viscosity, pour point, flash point/ignitability).
SINTEF’s Oil Weathering Model (OWM) has been developed to account for these processes on the basis small and meso-scale laboratory tests and several full-scale field experiments. Development so far has had primary emphasis on temperate/ice free waters.
This task is initiated in 2008
Contact: Mark Reed
Published September 7, 2006
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