A STUDY OF FATE AND BEHAVIOR OF DILUTED BITUMEN OILS ON MARINE WATERS

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Title: A STUDY OF FATE AND BEHAVIOR OF DILUTED BITUMEN OILS ON MARINE WATERS

Author:  Witt O’Brien’s, Polaris Applied Sciences, and Western Canada Marine Response Corporation

Publisher:  Witt O’Brien’s

Date: November 22nd, 2013

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Summary:

Both AWB and CLB dilbits exhibited properties typical of a heavy, “conventional” crude oil. In no instance was any oil observed to have sunk. Visual observations of the surface of the oil in the various tanks showed that a crust, or armoring, formed as the oil weathered. In some instances, especially noted under static conditions, the lighter components of the oil came out the oil as bubbles within the slick.

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