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In-situ burning of spilled hydrocarbons using multiple pool fire numerical models


Sin, MC and Baalisampang, T and Zhu, P and Arzaghi, E and Garaniya, V and Abbassi, R, In-situ burning of spilled hydrocarbons using multiple pool fire numerical models, Safety in Extreme Environments, 4, (1) pp. 59-67. ISSN 2524-8170 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s42797-022-00052-6


In-situ burning is one of the methods used for oil spill cleanup. Optimising an in-situ burning method using multiple pool fires (MPF) has not been widely studied. In this study, a novel framework is proposed to assess the effectiveness of an MPF in response to oil spills on water surfaces. The framework is applied to four cases using the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). It is found that an MFP can result in incomplete combustion and negative pressure effects if pools are too close to each other, thereby resulting in a reduction in the mass burning rate. However, an MFP has a higher mass burning rate of spilled oil than a single pool fire if appropriate distances among pool fires are maintained. An MFP can increase the speed of recovering the oil compared with a single pool fire due to high temperature and heat flux.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:oil spill cleanup, in-situ burning, multiple pool fires, MPF interaction
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Sin, MC (Mr Man Sin)
UTAS Author:Baalisampang, T (Dr Til Baalisampang)
UTAS Author:Zhu, P (Mr Pingcheng Zhu)
UTAS Author:Arzaghi, E (Dr Ehsan Arzaghi)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
ID Code:149061
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2022-03-04
Last Modified:2022-10-28

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