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Assessing ecological risks of produced water discharge in waves


Niu, H and Husain, T and Veitch, B and Bose, N and Hawboldt, K and Mukhtasor, Assessing ecological risks of produced water discharge in waves, New Developments in Sustainable Petroleum Engineering, NOVA Science Publishers, R Islam (ed), USA, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-1-61324-159-2 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]


Ocean waves can generally increase the initial dilution of produced water and subsequently affect the ecological risk. To study the wave effects on ecological risk, a probabilistic based buoyant jet dispersion model has been integrated with risk analysis software, @ RISK, to assess ecological risk for a case corresponding to published parameters for the White Rose field, off east coast of Canada. The ecological risks on sheepshead minnows were evaluated by conducting Monte Carlo simulation for four different discharge scenarios. The Hazard Quotients (HQs) method was used to characterize the risk. Contour plots of probability distributions of HQs from those four discharge configurations were compared and discussed. The wave effects were identified by comparison of the wave and no wave simulations.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:ecological risk, hazard quotients, hydrodynamic model, produced water, waves
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Environmental engineering
Research Field:Air pollution modelling and control
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Objective Field:Management of liquid waste from mineral resource activities (excl. water)
UTAS Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
ID Code:119706
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Australian Maritime College
Deposited On:2017-08-04
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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