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Effects of the Mass Transfer Process in Oil Spill

Fabián Betancourt1, Arturo Palacio1 and Alejandro Rodriguez1
  • 1 Coordinación de Ingeniería de Procesos Industriales y Ambientales del Instituto de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510, Coyoacan, México, D.F., Mexico


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.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 2 No. 5, 2005, 939-946


Submitted On: 21 May 2006 Published On: 31 May 2005

How to Cite: Betancourt, F., Palacio, A. & Rodriguez, A. (2005). Effects of the Mass Transfer Process in Oil Spill. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(5), 939-946.

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  • Oil Spill
  • Mass Transfer Process
  • Models
  • Evaporation
  • Dissolution
  • Vertical Dispersion