Oil-suspended particulate matter aggregates: Formation mechanism and fate in the marine environment SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
Oil-suspended particulate matter aggregates: Formation mechanism and fate in the marine environment
Author(s)
Loh, Andrew; Shim, Won Joon; Ha, Sung Yong; Yim, Un Hyuk
KIOST Author(s)
Loh, Andrew(Loh, Andrew)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Ha, Sung Yong(하성용)Yim, Un Hyuk(임운혁)
Alternative Author(s)
Andrew; 심원준; 하성용; 임운혁
Publication Year
2014-12
Abstract
Oil suspended particulate matter (SPM) aggregates (OSA) are naturally occurring phenomena where oil droplets and particles interact to form aggregates. This aggregation could aid cleanup processes of oil contaminated waters. When OSA is formed, it makes oil less sticky and would facilitate the dispersion of oil into the water column. Increased oil-water surface contact by OSA formation enhances biodegradation of oil. Its applicability as a natural oil clean-up mechanism has been effectively demonstrated over past decades. There are many factors affecting the formation of OSA and its stability in the natural environment that need to be understood. This review provides a current understanding of (1) types of OSA that could be formed in the natural environment; (2) controlling factors and environmental parameters for the formation of OSA; (3) environmental parameters; and (4) fate of OSA and its applicability for oil spill remediation processes.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2661
DOI
10.1007/s12601-014-0031-8
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.49, no.4, pp.329 - 341, 2014
Publisher
한국해양과학기술원
Keywords
oil-suspended particulate matter aggregates; formation; controlling factors; fate
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Review
Publisher
한국해양과학기술원
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