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37th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response

Preliminary Program (AMOP 2013 - Preliminary Program.pdf)

Proposed Sessions

The following is a preliminary program only. We cannot guarantee that all papers will be presented at the Seminar.

 

Tuesday, June 3 – Room 1

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour of Oil Spills

Forensic Source Differentiation of Petrogenic, Pyrogenic, and Biogenic Hydrocarbons in Oil Sands Environmental Samples
Zhendi Wang, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Automatic Integration Method for Single and Multi-peak of Oil Characteristic Compounds
Peiyan Sun, State Oceanic Administration of China, North China Sea Environmental Monitoring Center, Qingdao, Shandong, China

Assessment of the Dissolution Kinetics and Buoyant Velocity of Two Different Gases in a Five-meter High Seawater Column
Stéphane LeFloch, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d’Expérimentations (CEDRE) sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux, Brest, Cedex 2, France

Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Petroleum and Environmental Samples using Gas Chromatography-Quadrupole Time-of-flight        
Chun Yang, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A Primary Study of the Variation of Dispersion and Photodegradation Behaviour of Crude Oil in Water with the Presence of Biodiesel      
Zeyu Yang, State Ethnic Affairs Commission and Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Marine Catalysis and Materials Science, Hongshan District, Wuhan, China

Effect of Glycolipid Biosurfactant on Solubilization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons             
Mutai Bao, Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China

Evaluation of Diagnostic Ratios on Mildly Weathered Oil Based on a Dalian Oil Spill Accident   
Chuan-yuan Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Yantai, Shandong, China

Macondo Well Blowout Mass Balance: A Chemical View              
Merv F. Fingas, Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Oil Behaviour in Ice-infested Waters  
Merv F. Fingas, Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Influence of Viscoelasticity on the Behaviour of Oil-and-water Interaction
Ben Fieldhouse, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

F2:F3b Ratio and BOC-adjusted PHC F3 Calculation – A Simplified GC-FID Approach to Mathematically Resolving False Detection of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Clean Soils and PHC Remediation Compost Materials
Francine Kelly-Hooper, Kelly Hooper Environmental Inc., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Absorption and Desorption of Dissolved Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Seawater-Sediment System  
Mutai Bao, Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China

On Wave Damping due to Oil Films        
I. Sergievskaya, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny, Novgorod, Russia

Characterization of Crude Acids in Three Heavy Crude Oils by Fourier Transfer Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer (FTICR MS)
Yingrong (Emma) Liu, Research Petroleum Institute of Petroleum, China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Beijing, China 

 

Tuesday, June 3 – Room 2

Oil Spill Modelling

An Informal Sensitivity Analysis for Oil Spill Fate and Behavior Model Development
William J. (Bill) Lehr, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington, USA

A Review of Natural Dispersion Models
Merv F. Fingas, Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of a Polluted Water Pumping Process in Open Sea
Susanna Gomez Gomez, Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales y Automatización, Sección de Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico

New Models for Water-in-oil Emulsion Formation
Merv F. Fingas, Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Modeling the Prestige Oil Spill and Alternative Scenarios if Towed to a Port of Refuge
Deborah French McCay, RPS-Applied Science Associates, Inc., South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA

METANE: An Integrated Project to Model UndErwater Gas/Oil BlowouT And INg LEak
Stéphane LeFloch, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d’Expérimentations (CEDRE) sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux, Brest, Cedex 2, France

An Application of Genetic Algorithm and Analytic Hierarchy Process to Provide an Oil Spill Risk Map for the Persian Gulf
Mohammad Ali Badri, Isfahan University of Technology, Subsea R&D Center, Isfahan, Iran

Integration of an Oil and Inert Spill Model in a Framework for Risk Management of Spills at Sea: A Case Study for the Atlantic Area
Rodrigo Fernandes, MARETEC - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

Modelling the Transport of Contaminants Associated with the Discharged Produced Waters from the Terra Nova Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO)
Haibo Niu, Dalhousie University - Agricultural Campus  , Department of Engineering, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

A Comprehensive Modeling Approach for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) Studies in the Oil and Gas Industry
Venkat S. Kolluru, Environmental Resources Management, Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania, USA

Speaker's Corner
Assessing Risks of Pollution from Ships along the Western Iberian Coast: Towards a Real-time Mapping Tool

Rodrigo Fernandes, MARETEC - Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

 

Tuesday, June 3 – Room 3

Special Session – Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS)

Development of a Methodology for Prioritising Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) Carried at Sea to Inform Public Health Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Paul Harold, Health Protection Agency (UK), Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales

Cedre Chemical Response Guides
Karen Quintin, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d’Expérimentations (CEDRE) sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux, Brest, Cedex 2, France

Understanding Chemical Pollution at Sea - A New Website
Karen Quintin, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d’Expérimentations (CEDRE) sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux, Brest, Cedex 2, France

ARCOPOL Plus Project - Improvement of Costal Localities Preparedness for Marine Pollution Incidents
Garbiñe Ayensa, Instituto technológico para el control del medio marino de Galicia (INTECMAR), Vilagarcia, Pontevedra, Spain

Speaker's Corner
Responding to Containership Incidents

Nicola Beer, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) Ltd., London, United Kingdom

Shoreline Response

New Checklists and Tools for the SCAT Program: A New Approach to Assimilating Newer Responders into the Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique
Heather A. Parker, US Coast Guard, Seattle, Washington, USA

Fate and Effects of Oil

Removal of Oil Droplets by Benthic Filter Feeders
Irene Andreassen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway

Toxicity of Oil-Dispersant Mixtures on Juvenile Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
Stéphane LeFloch, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d’Expérimentations (CEDRE) sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux, Brest, Cedex 2, France

Photodegradation Behaviour of Biodiesel in Simulated Freshwater
Zeyu Yang, State Ethnic Affairs Commission and Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials Science, Hongshan District, Wuhan, China

Investigation of Physical and Chemical Causes of Heavy Oil Submergence
Bruce Hollebone, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Corner
Leakage of Oil Products from World War II Shipwrecks: Is there a Potential Environmental Risk?

Liv-Guri Faksness, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway

Speaker's Corner
The Fate and Transport of Dispersed Oil from a Subsurface Release in a Wave Tank

Brian Robinson, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

 

Wednesday, June 4 – Room 1

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour of Oil Spills (continued)

Speaker's Corner
Oil Sheen Formation, Transport and Fate in an Open Sea Environment 

Thomas King, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Detection, Tracking and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills

Detection of Oil in, with and under Ice and Snow
Merv F. Fingas, Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

An Experimental Study of X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imagery for Marine Oil Slick Monitoring
Stine Skrunes, University of Tromsø, Department of Physics and Technology, Tromsø, Norway

Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in the Earth's Magnetic Field to Detect Oil under Ice
David Palandro, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, Texas, USA

Survey of Portable Oil Detection Methods
Michael Goldthorp, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Application of Precision Remote Sensing for Oil Spill Monitoring, Response, and Planning
Dagmar Schmidt Etkin, Environmental Research Consulting, Cortlandt Manor, New York, USA

Oil Slicks on the Sea Surface and their Remote Sensing
Stanislav Ermakov, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny, Novgorod, Russia

Detection of Oil within the Water Column
Alexander Balsley, US Coast Guard, Research and Development Center, New London, Connecticut, USA

Monitoring System for Sea Oil Platforms in the Arctic
Gregory Barenboim, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Institute of Water Problems, Moscow, Russia

Speaker's Corner
Estimating Discharge Rates of Oily Wastes and Deterrence Based on Aerial Surveillance Data Collected in Western Canadian Marine Waters

Patrick O'Hara, Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

Remediation, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Oil Spills

The Effects of Salinity and Temperature on the Photolysis of Naphthalene Using UVC Irradiation
Liang Jing, Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Biodegradation, Adsorption and Uptake of Petroleum Hydrocarbons by a Microbial Consortium             
Mutai Bao, Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China

A Preliminary Study on Nano-catalyst Enhanced Heterogeneous Photodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Produced Water
Bo Liu, Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Study on the Hot Resistant Petroleum Degradation Bacteria Improvement and the Promotion Factor of Degradation
Haitao Liu, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, Shandong, China

Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil in Karamay
Yakun Zhao, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, Shandong, China

Speaker's Corner
Screening of Biosurfactant Producers from Oil Contaminated Samples of Marine Origin

Qinhong (Tammy) Cai, Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

 

Wednesday, June 4 – Room 2

Remediation, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Chemical and Hazardous Material Spills

Evaluation of a New Tool for Assessment of In Situ Biological Exposure and Effects, Risk and Remediation Effectiveness in Aquatic Environments *
G. Allen Burton, University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA
 * with poster

Study on Anaerobic Biotreatment of Wastewater Containing Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide in Hybrid Anaerobic Baffled Reactor
Mutai Bao, Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China

Study on Fenton's Reagent Oxidation Processing of Wastewater Containing Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide
Mutai Bao, Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China

TiO2 Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Degradation of Endosulfan Pesticide in Aqueous Systems
Natalia G. Tapia-Orozco, Centro de Investigacíon y de Estudios Avanzados del instituto politécnico nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Biotechnology and Bioengineering Department, Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico

A Roadmap for Recovery/Decontamination Plan for Critical Infrastructure after CBRN Event Involving Drinking Water Utilities
Vladimir Blinov, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Remedial Options for PFC-Contaminated Sites: A Review
Konstantin Volchek, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear/Explosive (CBRNE) Response

Future Opportunities for Decontamination Science and Response
Norman Yanofsky, Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Development of Complex Methods of Stabilization or Uptake of Radioactive Cs from Soils Contaminated because of the Fukushima Incident
Giorgi Nabakhtiani, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Kartli, Georgia

GC-IR Analysis of Chemical Warfare Agents and Related Compounds
James R. Hancock, Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) – Suffield, Ralston, Alberta, Canada

The UK’s Approach to CBRN Decontamination
Dudley Hewlett, Government Decontamination Service, Beaconside, Stafford, United Kingdom

Monitoring and Assessment of Chemical and Hazardous Material Spills

Utilizing the Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA) Laboratory's Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer Fitted with a Loop Injection Introduction System to Provide Rapid Analytical Information of Sub-slab Soil Gas Samples Collected in Tedlar Bags to Direct Subsurface Remediation Efforts for Volatile Organic Compounds below Large Structures
David Mickunas, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Environmental Response Team, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

An Update on Spill Priority Lists for Environmental Emergencies
Patrick Lambert, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Latest Research and Development Advances in the Environmental Emergency Response Section of Environment Canada’s Meteorological Service of Canada          
Dov Bensimon, Environment Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, Dorval, Quebec, Canada

Contingency Planning, Preparation and Prevention of Spills of Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

Environment Canada's Spill Response System: A 30 Year Retrospective
Michael Goldthorp, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker's Corner
A Road Map to a Canadian Chemical Recovery Guide

Pervez Azmi, Environment Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

Thursday, June 5 – Room 1

Oil Spill Contingency Planning, Preparation and Prevention

Lessons from the Field: GRS Testing in Coastal Maine
Elise DeCola, Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Stakeholder Engagement in Maritime Risk Assessment: Case Studies from Alaska          
Sierra Fletcher, Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Speaker's Corner
Oil Spills in Ice-infested Waters: Increasing our R&D Capabilities
            
Liv-Guri Faksness, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway

Net Environmental Benefit Analysis for Greenlandic Oil Spill Response
Janne Fritt-Rasmussen, Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (DCE), Narhus University, Roskilde, Denmark

The BRISK Project: A Novel Risk Assessment for the Baltic Sea  
Carsten Jürgensen, COWI A/S, Kongens, Lyngby, Denmark

A Dynamic Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Approach for Supporting Oil Recovery and Device Allocation during Offshore Oil Spill Responses     
Pu Li, Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Development of a Google Earth-based Contingency Planning Support System  
Alain Lamarche, Triox Environmental Emergencies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Australian Revised National Plan Policy and Process for the Recognition, Application and Monitoring of Oil Spill Control Agents, Including Dispersants
Paul Irving, Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Braddon, Canberra, Australia

Speaker's Corner
Environment Canada’s Environment Emergencies Program: New Delivery Model

Marc-Etienne LeSieur, Environment Canada, Preparedness and Response, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

Determining Sufficient Oil Spill Response Resources in an Arctic Environment 
Craig Wilson, MWH Americas, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Case Histories and Recent Oil Spill Experiences
Cas concrets et expériences récentes de déversements d’hydrocarbures

Lessons Learned from an Oil Spill Incident in Indramayu, West Java, Indonesia
Kus Prisetiahadi, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, Timur, Indonesia

Successful Response and Remediation of a Remote Crude Oil Release in the Canadian North *
Robert McCullough, Stantec Consulting Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
*with poster

Balex 2012 Full Scale Oil Combating Exercise     
Jorma Rytkönen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Marine Pollution Response, Helsinki, Finland

Speaker's Corner
Hurricane Sandy: Shoreline Oil Spills and Chemical Response Operations in the Ports of New York and New Jersey
       
Eric J. Doucette, US Coast Guard, Atlantic Strike Team, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA

Speaker's Corner
The Role of ITOPF and Recent Case Histories

Miguel Patel, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) Ltd., London, United Kingdom

 

Thursday, June 5 – Room 2

Response Technologies and Countermeasures for Oil Spills

In Situ Burning in Ice-affected Waters: State-of-knowledge Report
Ian Buist, SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Research on Applying Emulsion Breakers to Extend the Window-of-opportunity for Ignition and Burning in Fire Booms
David Cooper, SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

NOFO Funded Development of the BoomVane Based Vessel Borne Dispersant Systems
John Dicks, DAVTEC Marine Inc., Carmi, Illinois, USA

Recent Testing, Training and Research Conducted at Ohmsett: The National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility
Paul Meyer, MAR, Inc./Ohmsett Test Facility, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA

Screening Non-ionic Surfactants for Bunker C Contaminated Soil Washing
Abdulrazaq Zubair, Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Speaker's Corner
Attachment of a Biopolymer at the Oil-Water Interface Leads to Enhancement of Dispersant Effectiveness

Vijay T. John, Tulane University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Computation of Oil Boom Efficiency
Pavel Tkalich, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Large Diameter Oil Recovery Brush for Ice Conditions
Jorma Rytkönen, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Marine Pollution Response, Helsinki, Finland

Hoverspill: A Multi Environment Air Cushion Oil Spill Fast Response and Post Emergency Remediation System
Loïc Kerambrun, Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d’Expérimentations (CEDRE) sur les pollutions accidentelles des eaux, Brest, Cedex 2, France

Prediction of Soil Heating Resulting from In-situ Burning
James Reardon, US Forest Service, RMRS Research Station, Fire Science Laboratory, Missoula, Montana, USA

Results for Oil-in-Ice Response Demonstration in the Great Lakes
Kurt A. Hansen, U.S. Coast Guard, Research and Development Center, New London, Connecticut, USA

Heavy Fuel Oil Recovery form Underwater Tanks by High Frequency Induction Heating Method
Shoichi Hara, National Maritime Research Institute, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

 

Posters

Tuesday, June 3

Effets écotoxicologiques des dispersants chimiques utilisés lors de déversement d'hydrocarbures pétroliers
Nicolas Gruyer, Centre d'expertise en analyse environnementale du Québec, Division écotoxicologie et évaluation du risque, Québec, Québec, Canada

Dispersive Performance of Underwater Injection of Dispersant to Heavy Oil
Shoichi Hara, National Maritime Research Institute, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

Study of Identification Indicators for Moderate and Heavy Weathering of Oil *
Shi-jie Ho, Ludong University, Coast Institute, Yantai, Shandong, China
* with paper

 

Wednesday, June 4

Evaluation of a New Tool for Assessment of In Situ Biological Exposure and Effects, Risk and Remediation Effectiveness in Aquatic Environments *
G. Allen Burton, University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, Michigan, USA
* Speaker’s Corner

Bivalve Mollusks from Cooling Pond of Nuclear Power Station as a Model for the Prediction of Novel Biorisks  *
Oksana Stoliar, Ternopil National Pedagogical University, Ternopil, Ukraine
* with paper

Amending the Environmental Emergency Regulations 
Edward Dowdall, Environment Canada, Environmental Emergencies Division, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

 

Thursday, June 5

Successful Response and Remediation of a Remote Crude Oil Release in the Canadian North *
Robert McCullough, Stantec Consulting Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
* with paper

New Methods of Dealing with Asphalt-Resin-Paraffin Deposits in Production, Transportation and Treatment of Oil and their Role in Protecting the Environment
Nariman F. Javadov, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Experimental Industrial Plant, Baku, Azerbaijan

 

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