International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Chemical Engineering | Nigeria | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016 | Rating: 6.9 / 10


The Effect of Wind and Temperature on the Spread of Crude Oil Spill on Niger Delta Coastline

J.O.C. Eluma | K.O. Okpala | E.E. Effiong | O.E. Onyelucheya


Abstract: The effects of wind induced velocity and Temperature, on the transport of oil spill on water is considered and appropriate temperature and wave-driven equation is coupled that is capable of enhancing the accuracy of the oil spill model. By applying wind and tidal velocity principles together with Temperature variation effects to the governing equation, the spread behaviour can be better predicted. The knowledge of the trajectory followed by an oil slick spilled on the coastline is valuable in the estimation of potential risks and in combating the pollution using floating barriers, detergents, etc. In order to estimate these slicks trajectories an improved model, based on mass and momentum conservation equations is needed. The result from this work will better predict that incorporation of these parameters into the model causes the oil spill to get to the shore line a few hours earlier than when these parameters were ignored.


Keywords: Niger delta, coastline, Spreading, Oil spill, , Oil pollution, , wind, Crude Oil properties


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,


Pages: 366 - 372


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