American Journal of Applied Sciences

Effects of the Mass Transfer Process in Oil Spill

Fabián Betancourt, Arturo Palacio and Alejandro Rodriguez

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.939.946

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 5

Pages 939-946

Abstract

A revision of the models used to study the behavior of the mass loss processes associated with petroleum spills on water and to compare those models with experimental data. The processes of mass transfer studied in this work are evaporating, dissolution, vertical dispersion, emulsification and the changes of properties associated with these. The comparison of the estimations with the field data allowed determining the utility and the degree of adjustment of the expressions.

Copyright

© 2005 Fabián Betancourt, Arturo Palacio and Alejandro Rodriguez. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.