Optimization of oil spill emergency response in case of oil and petroleum product pipeline failures

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The paper analyzes the existing methods and tools for removing oil or petroleum products from the water surface as a result of the oil and petroleum product pipeline rupture. The main groups of methods with indication of their main disadvantages are presented. On the basis of the data obtained, the main direction of the combination of oil spill response methods is established in order to reduce the time of measures and improve the quality of water treatment. A set of activities aimed at minimizing the occurrence and development of additional risks in case of an oil spill or pipeline rupture was scheduled. A new model of the combined device is proposed. This device includes different modules for removing most of petroleum hydrocarbons, applying sorption materials on residual thin oleophilic films and further sorbent removal with spent solute. It also includes a control module that allows adjusting the intensity of rotation of the intake and the amount of sorbent supplied. The proposed version of the combined device will eliminate the need to use additional operations to collect the spent sorbent with solute and auxiliary equipment. This technology, in turn, can significantly reduce time to complete a full cycle of tasks, mitigate the negative impact of oil and petroleum products on the environment, and prevent from ecological disturbance of the territories where transportation enterprises operate in accordance with the lease agreements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Accreditation in Geosciences; Environmental Legislation, Multilateral Relations and Funding Opportunities
PublisherInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9786197408768, 9786197408775, 9786197408782, 9786197408799, 9786197408805, 9786197408812, 9786197408829, 9786197408836, 9786197408843, 9786197408850, 9786197408867, 9786197408874, 9786197408881, 9786197408898
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2019 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 30 Jun 20196 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
ISSN (Print)1314-2704


Conference19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2019


  • Device
  • Method combination
  • Oil spill
  • Optimization
  • Pipeline
  • Technology
  • Water surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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