In-situ burning
In-situ burning is one of the response techniques with the highest potential for Arctic conditions especially within areas / under conditions with dense ice and in snow. The suitability of in-situ burning depends on the initial oil characteristics and the weathering state of the oil.

This project is aiming at establishing a better basis for decision on when to use in-situ burning as a method to remove oil from the sea and ice surface.  We will also cary out experiments with the use of herders for improved burning on open water and test use of fire proof booms in ice-infested waters. 

In order to make in-situ burning an operational tool there is a need to better define the potential and limitations with regard to oil types and weathering degree.

Contact; Ian Buist (SL Ross, Canada) or Per Johan Brandvik (SINTEF; Norway)

Published September 7, 2006

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