Final program: 43rd AMOP technical seminar on environmental contamination and response

We cannot guarantee that all papers will be presented at the Seminar.

Tuesday, June 8 Room 1

Response Technologies and Countermeasures for Oil Spills

Session Chair Benjamin G. Fieldhouse

10:00 Burn Test Pans: Size Matters
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

10:20 Calculating the Concentrations of Oil and Dispersants under Dispersed Oil Slicks
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

10:40 Mesoscale In-Situ Burn (ISB) Experiments for Oil Spill Response in Freshwater with Vegetation
Kemal Sarp Arsava, Nathan J. Lamie, and Brandon K. Booker
US Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Elizabeth Murphy and Alexander Balsley
US Coast Guard R&D Center, New London, Connecticut, USA

11:00 Burning Behaviour of an Oil Slick with Waves
Nathaniel G. Sauer, Mahesh Kottalgi, Kemal Sarp Arsava, and Ali S. Rangwala
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

11:20 The BOREAL Project - In-situ Recovery Techniques, their Limitations, and Lessons Learned during the Cleanup of Sunken Diluted Bitumen in a Freshwater System
Keval Shah, Bruce P. Hollebone, Zeyu Yang, Patrick G. Lambert, and Claire Courtemanche
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jules Blais, Sawyer Stoyanovich, Jonathan Séguin and Jose Rodriguez
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Stephane Johnson
Eastern Canada Response Corporation, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

11:40 Oily Waste Generation and Minimization in Marine Oil Spill Response: A Review
Yuan Yao, Konstantin Volchek, Carl E. Brown, Benjamin G. Fieldhouse, Vladimir Blinov, and Patrick G. Lambert
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Michael W. Doucet and John Henderson
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

12:00 Assessment and Optimization of Air Assisted Oil Spill Recovery Enhancement Using Numerical Simulation
Vandad Talimi, Lei Liu, Premkumar Thodi, and Jonathon Bruce
C-Core, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Majid Abedinzadega Abdi
MA Procense, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

12:20 Intermission

13:00 Application of the Field Scale Test Protocol for Type I Sorbents Recovering Oil on Water
Grant Coolbaugh
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), Ohmsett Test Facility, Leonardo, New Jersey, USA
Kristi McKinney
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Sterling, Virginia, USA

Speaker’s Corner
13:40 SMART Protocol Using Polarized Infrared Cameras
Tim Nedwed and Doug Mitchell
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Spring, Texas, USA
Tom Coolbaugh
Exxon Mobil Corporation, Spring, Texas
Wolfgang Konkel
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc., Annandale, New Jersey, USA

Forum on Multi-partner Research Initiatives (MPRI)

Session Chair Kenneth Lee and Lisa Isaacman

Speaker’s Corner
14:00 Coupled Texas A&M Oil Spill Calculator/Viscous Breakup Model in Jets (TAMOC/VDROP-J) Simulations of Subsea Blowouts and Pipeline Leaks
Scott A. Socolofsky
Texas A&M University, Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College Station, Texas, USA
Michel Boufadel
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Youyu Lu
Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J. Samuel Arey
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc., Annandale, New Jersey, USA

Speaker’s Corner
14:20 Delayed Mixing of Oil Droplets Crossing an Oil-Water Interface due to Engulfment by Lingering Thin Water Films
Omri Ram and Joseph Katz
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

14:40 End of Day

Tuesday, June 8 Room 2

Detection, Tracking, and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills

Session Chair Carl E. Brown

10:00 Development and Evaluation of Mid-range Benchtop FTIR as an Integrated Tool for Emergency Oil Spill Response
Kevin Watson, Patrick G. Lambert, Michael Goldthorp, and Grayson Hatfield
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Melanie Cyr and Amrah Nasim
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Youssef Bella-Metadamas
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

10:20 Characterization of Spectral Signatures of Various Oils on Water
Igor Zakharov
C-CORE, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jerry English and Sherry Warren
C-Core, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Thomas Puestow
National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Robert Brown
Offshore Safety and Survival Centre, Marine Institute, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada

10:40 Ultrasonic Techniques to Detect and Monitor Oil Spills
Anand Prakash, Kanu Raigan, and E.A. Alshaafi
University of Western Ontario, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
11:00 Quick Assessment of Spill Paths Using High-resolution Elevation Data Near Spill Sources
Paul A. Arp and Jae Ogilvie
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Chris Bater and Barry White
Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Shoreline Response

Session Chair Sonia Laforest

11:20 Shoreline Contamination from the SS Arrow Spill - Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sonia Laforest and Patrick G. Lambert
Environment & Climate Change Canada Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Shannon Wilde
Triox Environmental Emergencies Inc., Montréal, Québec, Canada
11:40 The Role of SCAT-OPS Liaison in a Shoreline Response Program (SRP)
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Richard Santner and A. Tucker
BP, Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Speaker’s Corner
12:00 Data Management for Time-series Profiling Surveys and Sediment Volume Change Calculations
Mark A. Kulp, C.M. Miller, D.F. Maygarden, and L. Glushik
University of New Orleans, Pontchartrian Institute for Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
T. Scott
Polaris Applied Sciences, Inc., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
T.A. Owens

12:20 Intermission

13:00 Field Trials Using Canines to Detect Deep Subsurface Weathered and Heavy Oils
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Paul C. Bunker
Chiron-K9, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Helen C. Dubach
CTEH, Houston, Texas, USA
Elliott Taylor
Polaris Applied Sciences Inc., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

13:20 A Checklist Approach to the Mobilization and Activation of an Integrated Shoreline Response Program (SRP) and a Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Program in the Incident Command System (ICS)
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
J.S. Kitagawa and Scott A. Neuhauser
BP Americas, Houston, Texas, USA

Environmental Emergency Operations

Session Chair Mathieu Dussault

Speaker’s Corner
13:40 Introducing the National Environmental Emergencies Centre
Mathieu Dussault
Environment & Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
14:00 The NEEC Notification Desk
Jessie Carrière
Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
14:20 The National Environmental Emergencies Operations Centre
Leandra Langlois
Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
14:40 Geospatial Capabilities Enabling NEEC Operations and Interoperability
Anthony Pouw
Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada

15:00 End of Day

Tuesday, June 8 Room 3

Remediation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation of Chemical and Hazardous Material Spills

Session Chair Michael Goldthorp

10:00 Bacterial and Fungal Enzyme Cocktail for the Biodegradation of a p-Xylene Spill in Groundwater
Saba Miri and Satinder Kaur Brar
York University, Lassonde School of Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Saba Miri, Satinder Kaur Brar, Richard Martel, and Tarek Rouissi
Université du Québec, Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Centre Eau Terre Environnement (INRS-ETE), Québec, Québec, Canada

Monitoring and Assessment of Chemical and Hazardous Material Spills

Session Chair Michael Goldthorp

10:20 Phospholipid Fatty Acid Analysis for Profiling Microbial Communities Associated with Microbiologically Induced Corrosion in the Submarine Environment
Xing Song, Baiyu Zhang, and Bing Chen
Memorial University, Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Contingency Planning, Preparation, and Prevention of Spills of Chemicals
and Hazardous Materials

Session Chair Michael Goldthorp

10:40 Determining the Likelihood of Ship-source Hazardous and Noxious Substance Releases in Canada
David J. Creber and Laura Eldridge
Dillon Consulting, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Lynn Gagnon
Dillon Consulting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Cornelis van der Tak and Max Duursma
Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, Wageningen, Netherlands

Oil Spill Contingency Planning, Preparation, and Prevention

Session Chair Elise DeCola

11:00 Estimating the Flow of Bulk Oil and Hazardous Materials through Massachusetts: Findings and Recommendations for Improved Data Management
Elise DeCola
Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Nick Childs
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

11:20 Perspectives on Oil Spill Statistics 1970-2020
Dagmar Schmidt Etkin
Environmental Research Consulting, Cortlandt Manor, New York, USA

Speaker’s Corner
11:40 First Nations Capacity-building through Geographic Response Strategy Development - Highlights from 2019 Field Season in the BC Northern Shelf Bioregion
Elise DeCola
Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Steve Diggon
Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative

12:00 Remote Arctic Storage Facility Management Challenges
Mikkel Foltmar
NORTECH Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Kirsten Ballard
ARCTOS Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

12:20 End of Day

Wednesday, June 9 Room 1

Forum on Multi-partner Research Initiatives (MPRI) (continued)

Session Chair Kenneth Lee and Lisa Isaacman

10:00 Enhancing the Dispersant Efficiency by Applying Artificial Energy after Dispersant Treatment
Liv-Guri Faksness, Frode Leirvik, Marius Johnsen, Thor-Arne Pettersen, and Per S. Daling
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway
James McCourt
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
10:20 Impact of Chemical Oil Herders on Wave Breaking
Lakshmana D. Chandrala, Franz O'Meally, and Joseph Katz
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Speaker’s Corner
10:40 Essential Aquatic Toxicology Data Collection Associated with Deployment of Alternate Response Measures Using Non-standard Species and Customized Methods and Biological Endpoints
Benjamin de Jourdan and Chris Bridger
Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Michal Galus and Boumy Sayavong
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
11:00 Oil Jet in Water: Measurements of Flow Structure and Turbulence in the
Nearfield
Xinzhi Xue and Joseph Katz
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Speaker’s Corner
11:20 A New Decanting Water Onsite Treatment System by UV-enhanced Ozonation for Marine Oil Spill Response
Guihua Dong, Bing Chen, Bo Liu, Baiyu Zhang, and Yiqi Cao
Memorial University, Northern Region Persistent Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory,
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Stanislav Stoyanov
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Devon, Alberta, Canada
Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

11:40 Testing of Alternative Response Options for Spilled Conventional and Non-Conventional Oils Transported in Canada
David Cooper, Dario Velicogna, and James McCourt
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
12:00 An Investigation into the Geographic Distribution and Variability of Inorganic Fine Particles in Canadian Marine Environments
Edward H. Owens
Owens Coastal Consultants Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Elliott Taylor
Polaris Applied Sciences Inc., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
C. An and Z. Chen
Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

12:20 Intermission

Speaker’s Corner
13:00 Role of Nanomaterials in Oil-Water Separation
Suboohi Shervani, Jiabin Liu, Jingjing Ling, Javid Shadbahr, and Tahir Husain
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
13:20Metal Organic FrameworkMOF-5 Based Mesh for the Separation of Oil-Water Mixture
Mohammad Alsakit, Suboohi Shervani, Jiabin Liu, and Tahir Husain
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
13:40 Simulation of Oil Droplet Formation from Vertical and Crossflow Jets - Experiments and Improvements within VDROPJ
Michel C. Boufadel, Ruixie Liu, and Cosan Daskiran
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Natural Resources, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Thomas King, Brian Robinson, and Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Scott A. Socolofsky
Texas A&M University, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, College Station, Texas, USA

Speaker’s Corner
14:00 Structural and Rheological Changes of Water in Crude Oil Emulsions Caused by Dispersants
Diego F. Muriel Delgado and Joseph Katz
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Speaker’s Corner
14:20 Development of an Oil Dispersant Using Biosurfactants for Oil Spill Treatment in the North Atlantic Ocean
Zhiwen Zhu, Baiyu Zhang, Bing Chen, and Jingjing Ling
Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Kenneth Lee, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

14:40 End of day

Wednesday, June 9 Room 2

Oil Spill Modelling

Session Chair Christopher Barker

10:00 Physical Model Studies of Innovative Oil Containment Boom Designs
Scott Baker, Andrew Cornett, Hossein Babaei, and Vahid Palechi
National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Steve Potter
SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Kristie McKinney
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Sterling, Virginia, USA

10:20 Effectively Communicating Oil Spill Modeling Results: Electronic Forums for Environmental and Emergency Response Information
Matthew Horn and Jenna Ducharme
RPS Ocean Science, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA

10:40 Floating Oil Emulsification - Review of Models, Input Requirements, and Research Needs
Deborah P. French-McCay and Anusha L. Dissanayake
RPS Ocean Science, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA
William H. Lehr (Emeritus) and Robert Jones
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Response (OR&R), Seattle, Washington, USA
Karen Stone
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Sterling, Virginia, USA
Benjamin G. Fieldhouse
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Guillaume Marcotte
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Meteorological Service of Canada, Dorval, Québec, Canada
Anusha L. Dissanayake, Per S. Daling, and Jørgen Skancke
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway

11:00 A Comparison of Drift Prediction Modelling Methodologies
Nancy Soontiens, Jennifer Holden, and Fraser Davidson
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

11:20 Optimizing Improvement in Spill Response Models to Meet the Needs of the
On-scene Command
Bill Lehr and Chris Barker
NOAA Emergency Response Division, Seattle, Washington, USA
C.J. Beegle-Krause
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway
Michel Boufadel
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Natural Resources, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Tom Coolbaugh
Applied Research Associates (ARA), Inc., Leonardo, New Jersey, USA
Claire Paris-Limouzy
University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
Scott A. Socolofsky
Texas A&M University, Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College Station, Texas, USA
Lin Zhao
ExxonMobil, Irving, Texas, USA

Speaker’s Corner
11:40 Non-linear Source Term and Scenario for Operational Oil Spill Model
Kuo-Hsien Chang, Eric Legault-Ouellet, Guillaume Marcotte, and Paul Pestieau
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Meteorological Centre, Dorval, Québec, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
12:00 Oil Droplets at the Water Surface: Breakup and Diffusion
Michel C. Boufadel, Fangda Cui, and Xiaolong Geng
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Natural Resources, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Brian Robinson, Thomas King, and Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

12:20 Intermission

Wednesday, June 9 Room 2

Fate and Effects of Oil

Session Chair Bruce P. Hollebone

13:00 Tools and Methods Used to Assess the Fate and Transport of a Heavy Oil Release in the North Saskatchewan River
Shaun Toner and Scott Purves
Matrix Solutions, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Tara Murfitt
Matrix Solutions, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jocelyn Richards
Matrix Solutions, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
13:20 A Characterisation of the Geochemical Evolution and Subsequent Aquatic Toxicity of Diluted Bitumen within Shallow Groundwater Systems over Time
Scott Hepditch, Tuan Anh To, Ève Larocque, Juan-Manuel Gutierrez-Villagomez,
Richard Martel, and Valerie S. Langlois
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Centre Eau Terre Environnement (INRS-ETE), Québec City, Québec, Canada
Jason M.E. Ahad
Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Québec City, Québec, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
13:40 Variability in Acute Toxic Response of American Lobster Larvae (Homarus americanus) to Oil Constituents Using Water Accommodated Fraction (WAF) and Chemically Enhanced Water Accommodated Fraction (CEWAF) Methods
Tahereh Boloori and Benjamin de Jourdan
Huntsman, Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

14:00 End of day

Thursday, June 10 Room 1

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour of Oil Spills

Session Chair Merv F. Fingas

Speaker’s Corner
10:00 The Agia Zoni II Oil Spill - Imprint and Environmental Consequences on the Marine Ecosystem of Saronikos Gulf (Greece)
Constantine Parinos, I. Hatzianestis, A.P. Karageorgis, N. Simboura, M. Salomidi,
P. Panagiotidis, C. Tsangaris, E. Strogyloudi, T.D. Kanellopoulos, A. Gogou, G. Arvanitakis, L. Bordbar, S. Chourdaki, V. Gerakaris, Y. Issaris, N. Katsiaras, N. Kouerinis,
A. Papageorgiou, E. Plakidi, I. Stavrakaki, and E. Voutsina
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Institute of Oceanography, Anavyssos, Attika, Greece

10:20 Comparing Oil Fingerprints or Diagnostic Ratios
Merv F. Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

10:40 Simultaneous Quantitation of Dispersant and Fingerprinting Analysis of Oil in Aqueous Samples Using Commercial Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) Cartridge and Liquid/Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC/GC-MS)
Chun Yang, Alexander Waldie, Justin Lai, Benjamin G. Fieldhouse, Zeyu Yang,
Bruce P. Hollebone, and Patrick G. Lambert
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

11:00 Introduction to Oil Visual Guides: New Information Products for Oil Spill Response
Fatemeh Mirnaghi, Zeyu Yang, Callum Blaney, Victor Maldonado, Keval Shah, Diane Dey, and Bruce P. Hollebone
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

11:20 Generation and Characterization of Representative Oil-in-Water Emulsion for a Laboratory Study of Decanting as a Potential Alternative Oil Spill Response Measure
Vladimir Blinov, Benjamin G. Fieldhouse, Konstantin Volchek, Chun Yang,
Patrick G. Lambert, Steven Ong, and Jill Yuen
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
11:40 Toluene Impact on Aquatic Environments - Anthropogenic or Naturally Occurring?
Virgil Guran, Michael Sheppard, and Taras Obal
Bureau Veritas Laboratories, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

12:00 Conservative Release of Benzene and Toluene to Water following an Oil Spill
Mahyar Sakari and Ron Brockbank
AGAT Laboratories, Centre of Excellence and Innovation, Forensics Science, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mahyar Sakari
Royal Roads, University, Environment and Sustainability, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Jackson Bergmann
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Ryan Staub
AGAT Laboratories, Petroleum Testing Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Nathan Scott
AGAT Laboratories, Operations Division, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lisa Neville and James MacDonald
AGAT Laboratories, Technical Sciences, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

12:20 Intermission

13:00 Characterization of Natural Conditions in the Lower Fraser River and the Salish Sea in Support of an Assessment for Oil-Mineral Aggregate Formation Potential
Aurelien Hospital
Tetra Tech Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
13:20 Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Open Data Oil Properties Database
Fatemeh Mirnaghi and Bruce P. Hollebone
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Speaker’s Corner
13:40 A Novel Approach for Oil Spill Forensics Using GC/QToF and Principal Components Analysis
Dayue Shang, Pamela Brunswick, Honoria Kwok, and Graham van Aggelen
Environment & Climate Change Canada, Pacific Environmental Science Centre, Pacific and Yukon Laboratory for Environmental Testing, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Candice Chua and Marcus Kim
Agilent Technologies Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Case Histories and Recent Oil Spill Experiences

Session Chair Patrick G. Lambert

Speaker’s Corner
14:00 Recent Oil Spill Experiences
Angela Pinzón
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) Ltd., London, United Kingdom

14:20 End of Technical Seminar

Thursday, June 10 Room 2

Remediation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation of Oil Spills

Session Chair Thomas King

Speaker’s Corner
10:00 Biotransformation of Dispersed Weathered Oil Released from Melted Sea Ice
Synnøve Lofthus and Ingrid Bakke
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Institute of Biotechnology and Food Science, Trondheim, Norway
Charles W. Greer
National Research Council Canada, Energy, Mining and Environment Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Odd Gunnar Brakstad
SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway

10:20 Integrated Spill Response Strategies - Unseen Consequences of Inland Spills
Nick Dyer
Oil Spill Response Limited, Southampton, United Kingdom
Jack Shore
REGENESIS, Bath, United Kingdom

10:40 Phytoremediation as a Strategy for Remote Contaminated Sites
Elizabeth Murray, Ben Poltorak, Kent Cryer, Adam Dunn, Michael Quesnel, and
Perry Gerwing
Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bruce Greenberg
University of Waterloo, Department of Biology, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

11:00 Improving Contaminated Soil Remediation – Using Plants to Promote Beneficial Bacteria
Michael Quesnel, Kent Cryer, Ben Poltorak, Adam Dunn, Leonid Rogochevski,
Perry Gerwing and Elizabeth Murray
Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Bruce Greenberg
University of Waterloo, Department of Biology, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

11:20 Treatment of Co-mingled Plumes of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) and Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS): Options and Tools
Krista Barfoot
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Ruth Bonneville
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Ken Martins
Stantec Consulting Ltd., Irvine, California, USA

Speaker’s Corner
11:40 Physical and Biological Removal of Unconventional Oils in Fixed Bed Bioreactor
Seyyed Mohammadreza Davoodi, Saba Miri, Satinder Kaur Brar, and Richard Martel
Université du Québec, Institut de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Eau Terre Environnement (INRS-ÉTÉ), Québec, Québec, Canada
Seyyed Mohammadreza Davoodi, Saba Miri, Satinder Kaur Brar
York University, Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rosa Galvez-Cloutier
Université Laval, Département de Genie Civil, Québec, Québec, Canada

12:00 End of Day

Posters

Nutrient-enriched Biochar as Adsorption and Bioremediation Agent for Coastal Oil Spills: A New
Valorization Pathway for the Fisheries and Forestry By-products
Marie-Ève Lamarre and Karine Lemarchand
Université du Québec à Rimouski - Institut des sciences de la mer (UQAR-ISMER), Rimouski, Québec, Canada
Richard Saint-Louis
L'Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Rimouski, Québec, Canada
Papa Niokhor Diouf
SEREX, Amqui Québec, Canada

Influence of Natural and Forced Air Entrainment on PM Emissions and Burning Behavior of Diesel Fire Whirls
Hamed Farmahini Farahani, Chris D. Nelson, and Ali S. Rangwala
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Sriram Bharath Hariharan and Michael J. Gollner
University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Elaine S. Oran
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
* with paper

Ultrasonic Techniques to Detect and Monitor Oil Spills
Anand Prakash, Kanu Raigan, and E.A. Alshaafi
University of Western Ontario, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada
* with paper

Environment and Climate Change Canada Oil Spill Research: A Program to Bring Five Decades of Publications into the Public Domain
Patrick G. Lambert, Natalie C. Jones, Callum Blaney, Carl E. Brown, Benjamin G. Fieldhouse,
Michael Goldthorp, Bruce P. Hollebone, and Sonia Laforest
Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Merv Fingas
Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Gary Sergy
S3 Environmental, Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
* with paper

Investigation into the Geometry and Distribution of Oil Inclusions in Sea Ice Using Non-destructive X-ray Microtomography and its Implications for Remote Sensing and Mitigation Potential
Durell S. Desmond, Marcos Lemes, Madison L. Harasyn, Amirbahador Mansoori, Diana Saltymakova,
M. Christopher Fuller, Søren Rysgaard, David G. Barber, Dustin Isleifson, and Gary A. Stern
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Odile Crabeck
University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
M. Christopher Fuller
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Søren Rysgaard
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Assessing the Impact of Temperature and Salinity on the Acute Toxicity of Individual Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds to Artemia franciscana Nauplii Using a Passive Dosing System
Danielle Philibert and Benjamin de Jourdan
Huntsman Marine Science Center, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Comparative Assessment of Conventional Marine Spill Response Capable Oil/Water Separation Technologies
Ethan J. Matchinski, Bo Liu, and Bing Chen
Memorial University, Northern Region Persistent Pollution Control (NRPOP) Laboratory, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Chemical Characterization of Oil Spills in the Marine Environment: Progress from the Petroleum Environmental Research Laboratory
Nasima Chorfa, Ashish Sarker, Kasia Polcwiartek, Nolan Snyder, Gary Stern, and Feiyue Wang
University of Manitoba, Department of Environment and Geography, and Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Dynamics of Oil in the Region of the Camamu-Almada Basin (Brazil)
Luciana F. Tessarolo, Fernando Túlio Camilo Barreto, and Valdir Innocentini
National Institute for Space Research, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
Iury Angelo Gonçalves
Federal University of Espírito Santo, São Mateus, Espírito Santo, Brazil
* with paper

Exposure to the Water-soluble Fraction of Oil: Biomarker Response and Body Burden in Arctic Gammarid Amphipods - A Study Compilation
Frederike Keitel-Gröner, Renée K. Bechmann, and Thierry Baussant
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre
Environmental Department, Marine Ecology Group
Randaberg, Rogaland, Norway
* with paper

Methods for Predicting Partitioning and Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Heterocyclic
Compounds in a Sea Ice Environment
Durell S. Desmond, Georg Schreckenbach, James D. Xidos, Diana Saltymakova, Dustin Isleifson,
David G. Barber, and Gary A. Stern
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Effects of Climate on Changes in the Density and Viscosity of Diluted Bitumen Weathered on Sea Water
Thomas King, Patrick Toole, Brian Robinson, Scott Ryan, and Kenneth Lee
Fisheries and Ocean Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Michel Boufadel
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Haoshuai Li
Ocean University of China, Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology, Qingdao, China
Jason Clyburne
Saint Mary’s University, Departments of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Evaluating Sediment Toxicity Associated with Diluted-Bitumen (Dilbit) and Conventional Crude Spills through the Use of Pilot-scale Spill Tanks
W. Tyler Mehler and Greg Goss
University of Alberta, Biological Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Qin Xin and Heather D. Dettman
Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Devon, Alberta, Canada

Evaluating Bioaccumulation and Toxicity of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback and Produced Water (FPW) in the Aquatic Invertebrate, Lumbriculus variegatus
W. Tyler Mehler and Greg Goss
University of Alberta, Biological Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

New Methods to More Accurately Quantify Hydrocarbon Contamination from Natural Background
Lisa A. Neville and T. Warner
AGAT Laboratories, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lisa A. Neville
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

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