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

The following is a preliminary program only. We cannot guarantee that all papers will be presented at the Seminar.

Proposed Sessions
Tuesday, June 8
Room 1

Response Technologies and Countermeasures for Oil Spills

Burn Test Pans - Size Matters
Merv F. Fingas, Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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

Mesoscale In-Situ Burn (ISB) Experiments for Oil Spill Response in Freshwaterwith Vegetation
Kemal Sarp Arsava et al., US Army Engineer Research & Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Burning Behaviour of an Oil Slick with Waves
Nathaniel G. Sauer et al., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

The BOREAL Project - In-situ Recovery Techniques and Analysis of Sunken Diluted Bitumen in a Freshwater System
Keval Shah et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Oily Waste Generation and Minimization in Marine Oil Spill Response - A Review
Yuan (James) Yao et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada     

Assessment and Optimization of Air Assisted Oil Spill Recovery Enhancement Using Numerical Simulation
Vandad Talimi et al., C-Core, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Application of the Field Scale Test Protocol for Type I Sorbents Recovering Oil on Water
Grant Coolbaugh et al., Applied Research Associates (ARA) Inc. - Ohmsett Test Facility, Leonardo, New Jersey, USA

SMART Protocol Using Polarized Infrared Cameras
Tim Nedwed et al., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Spring, Texas, USA
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc., Annandale, New Jersey, USA

Forum on Multi-partner Research Initiatives (MPRI)

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 et al., Texas A&M University, Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College Station, Texas, USA

Delayed Mixing of Oil Droplets Crossing an Oil-Water Interface due to Engulfment by Lingering Thin Water Films
Omri Ram et al., Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Proposed Sessions
Tuesday, June 8
Room 2

Detection, Tracking, and Remote Sensing of Oil Spills

Development and Evaluation of Mid-range Benchtop FTIR as an Integrated Tool for Emergency Oil Spill Response

Kevin Watson et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Characterization of Spectral Signatures of Various Oils on Water
Igor Zakharov et al., C-CORE, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ultrasonic based Techniques to Monitor Oil Spills and their Depth
Anand Prakash et al., University of Western Ontario, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada

Quick Assessment of Spill Paths Using High-resolution Elevation Data Near Spill Sources
Paul A. Arp et al., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Shoreline Response

Shoreline Contamination in 2015 SS Arrow Spill, Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sonia Laforest et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Montréal, Québec, Canada                     

The Role of SCAT-OPS Liaison in a Shoreline Response Program (SRP)
Edward H. Owens, Owens Coastal Consultants (OCC) Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

Data Management for Time-series Profiling Surveys and Sediment Volume Change
Mark A. Kulp et al., University of New Orleans, Pontchartrian Institute for Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Field Trials Using Canines to Detect Deep Subsurface Weathered and Heavy Oils
Edward H. Owens et al., Owens Coastal Consultants (OCC) Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA       

A Checklist Approach to the Mobilization and Activation of an Integrated Shoreline Response Program (SRP)/Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (SCAT) Program in the Incident Command System (ICS)
Edward H. Owens et al., Owens Coastal Consultants (OCC) Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA                   

Environmental Emergency Operations

Introducing the National Environmental Emergencies Centre
Mathieu Dussault et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada        

The NEEC Notification Desk
Kristine Brossard et al., Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada        

The National Environmental Emergencies Operations Centre
Merlo Gauvreau et al., Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada                    

Geospatial Capabilities Enabling NEEC Operations and Interoperability
Anthony Pouw et al., Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Environmental Emergencies Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada        

Proposed Sessions
Tuesday, June 8
Room 3

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

Bacterial and Fungal Enzyme Cocktail for the Biodegradation of a p-Xylene Spill in Groundwater
Saba Miri et al., York University, Lassonde School of Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Supporting Remediation Efforts for Environmental Fentanyl Contamination Incidents
Stuart A. Willison et al., US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Office of Research and Development, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA               

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Response

Evaluation of Electrostatic Sprayers for Personnel Personal Protective Equipment Biological Decontamination
John Archer et al., US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Durham, North Carolina, USA

Monitoring and Assessment of Chemical and Hazardous Material Spills

Phospholipid Fatty Acid Analysis for Profiling Microbial Communities Associated with Microbiologically Induced Corrosion in the Submarine Environment
Xing Song et al., Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

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

Determining the Likelihood of Ship-source Hazardous and Noxious Substance Releases in Canada
David J. Creber et al., Dillon Consulting Ltd., Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Proposed Sessions
Tuesday, June 8
Room 3

Oil Spill Contingency Planning, Preparation, and Prevention

Estimating to Flow of Bulk Oil and Hazardous Materials through Massachusetts - Findings and Recommendations for Improved Data Management
Elise DeCola et al., Nuka Research & Planning Group, LLC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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

First Nations Capacity-building through Geographic Response Strategy Development - Highlights from 2019 Field Season in the BC Northern Shelf Bioregion
Elise DeCola et al., Nuka Research & Planning Group, LLC, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA   

Remote Arctic Storage Facility Management Challenges
Mikkel Foltmar et al., NORTECH Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Proposed Sessions
Wednesday, June 9
Room 1

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

Enhancing the Dispersant Efficiency by Applying Artificial Energy after Dispersant Treatment
Liv-Guri Faksness et al., SINTEF Ocean AS, Trondheim, Norway    

Impact of Chemical Oil Herders on Wave Breaking
Lakshmana Dora Chandrala et al., John Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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 et al., Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Oil Jet in Water: Measurements of Flow Structure and Turbulence in the Nearfield
Xinzhi Xue et al., Johns Hopkins University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

A New Decanting Water Onsite Treatment System by UV-enhanced Ozonation for Marine Oil Spill Response
Guihua Dong et al., Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Testing of Alternative Response Options for Spilled Conventional Oils and Non-conventional Oils Transported in Canada
David Cooper et al., SL Ross Environmental Research Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

An Investigation into the Geographic Distribution and Variability of Inorganic Fine Particles in Canadian Marine Environments
Edward H. Owens et al., Owens Coastal Consultants (OCC) Ltd., Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA       

Role of Nanomaterials in Oil-Water Separation
Suboohi Shervani et al., Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Metal Organic Framework (MOF)-5 Based Mesh for the Separation of Oil-Water Mixture
Mohammed Alsakit et al., Memorial University, Faculty of Environmental Science, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Simulation of Oil Droplet Formation from Vertical and Crossflow Jets - Experiments and Improvements within VDROPJ
Michel C. Boufadel et al., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Structural and Rheological Changes of Water in Crude Oil Emulsions Caused by Dispersants
Diego F. Muriel Delgado et al., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Development of an Oil Dispersant Using Biosurfactants for Oil Spill Treatment in the North Atlantic Ocean
Zhiwen Zhu et al., Memorial University, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Proposed Sessions
Wednesday, June 9
Room 2

Oil Spill Modelling

Physical Model Studies of Innovative Oil Containment Boom Designs
Scott Baker et al., National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada    

Effectively Communicating Oil Spill Modeling Results - Electronic Forums for Environmental and Emergency Response Information
Matthew Horn et al., RPS Ocean Science, South Kingston, Rhode Island, USA

Floating Oil Emulsification - Review of Models, Input Requirements, and Research Needs
Deborah P. French McCay et al., RPS Ocean Science, South Kingston, Rhode Island, USA           

A Comparison of Drift Prediction Modelling Methodologies
Nancy Soontiens, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada  

Optimizing Improvement in Spill Response Models to Meet the Needs of the On-scene Command
Bill Lehr et al., National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Seattle, Washington, USA

Non-linear Source Term and Scenario for Operational Oil Spill Model
Kuo-Hsien Chang et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Canadian Meteorological Centre, Dorval, Québec, Canada

Oil Droplets at the Water Surface - Breakup and Diffusion
Michel C. Boufadel et al., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Fate and Effects of Oil

Fate and Transport of a Heavy Oil Release into the North Saskatchewan River
Shaun Toner et al., Matrix Solutions Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A Characterisation of the Geochemical Evolution and Subsequent Aquatic Toxicity of Diluted Bitumen within Shallow Groundwater Systems over Time
Scott Hepditch et al., Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau Terre Environnement (INRS-ETE), Québec City, Québec, Canada

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 et al., Huntsman, Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

 

Proposed Sessions
Thursday, June 10
Room 1

Physical and Chemical Properties and Behaviour of Oil Spills

The Agia Zoni II Oil Spill - Imprint and Environmental Consequences on the Marine Ecosystem of Saronikos Gulf (Greece)
Constantine Parinos et al., Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Institute of Oceanography, Anavyssos, Attika, Greece

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

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 et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada            

Introduction to Oil Visual Guides: New Information Products for Oil Spill Response
Fatemeh Mirnaghi et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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 et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Toluene Impact on Aquatic Environments - Anthropogenic or Naturally Occurring?
Virgil Guran et al., Bureau Veritas Laboratories, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Conservative Release of Benzene and Toluene to Water following an Oil Spill
Mahyar Sakari et al., AGAT Laboratories Ltd., Centre of Excellence and Innovation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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 et al., Tetra Tech Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Source Identification of Oil Spilled to the Ocean and Shoreline near Postville, Labrador in June, 2020
Zeyu Yang et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Open Data Oil Properties Database
Fatemeh Mirnaghi et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A Novel Approach for Oil Spill Forensics Using GC/QToF and Principal Components Analysis
Dayue Shang et al., Environment & Climate Change Canada, Pacific & Yukon of Laboratory for Environmental Testing, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

Case Histories and Recent Oil Spill Experiences

Recent Oil Spill Experiences

To Be Determined, International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) Ltd., London, England

Proposed Sessions
Thursday, June 10
Room 2

Remediation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation of Oil Spills

Biotransformation of Dispersed Weathered Oil Released from Melted Sea Ice - A Laboratory Study of Microbial Community Successions and Oil Biodegradation
Synnøve Lofthus et al., Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Trøndelag, Norway     

Integrated Spill Response Strategies - Unseen Consequences of Inland Spills
Nick Dyer et al., Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), Southampton, England

Phytoremediation as a Strategy for Remote Contaminated Sites
Elizabeth W. Murray et al., Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Improving Contaminated Soil Remediation - Using Plants to Promote Beneficial Bacteria
Elizabeth W. Murray et al., Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Treatment of Co-mingled Plumes of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHCs) and Per-and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) - Options and Tools
Krista Barfoot et al., Stantec, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Physical and Biological Removal of Unconventional Oils in a Fixed Bed Bioreactor
Seyyed Mohammadreza Davoodi et al., York University, Lassonde School of Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

End of Technical Seminar

 

Posters

Nutrient-enriched Biochar as an Adsorption and Bioremediation Agent for Coastal Oil Spills - A New Valorization Pathway for the Fisheries and Forestry By-products
Richard St.-Louis et al., Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQUAR), Institut des science de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER), Rimouski, Québec, Canada

Ultrasonic-based Techniques to Monitor Oil Spills and their Depth
Anand Prakash et al., University of Western Ontario, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, London, Ontario, Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada Oil Spill Research: A Program to Bring Five Decades of Publications into the Public Domain
Patrick Lambert et al., Environment and Climate Change Canada, Emergencies Science and Technology Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Assessing the Impact of Temperature and Salinity on the Acute Toxicity of Individual Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds to Aretmia franciscana Nauplii Using a Passive Dosing System
Danielle Philibert et al., Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Comparative Assessment of Conventional Marine Spill Response Capable Oil/Water Separation Technologies
Ethan Matchinski et al., Memorial University, Northern Region Persistent Organic Pollution (NRPOP) Control Laboratory, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada  

Chemical Characterization of Oil Spills in the Marine Environment - Progress from the Petroleum Environmental Research Laboratory
Nasima Chorfa et al., University of Manitoba, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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 et al., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Dynamics of Oil in the Region of the Camamu-Almada Basin (Brazil)
Luciana de Freitas Tessarolo et al., National Institute for Space Research, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil      

Exposure to the Water-soluble Fraction of Oil - Biomarker Response and Body Burden in Arctic Gammarid Amphipods - A Study Compilation
Frederike Keitel-Gröner et al., NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Randaberg, Rogaland, Norway

Methods for Predicting Partitioning and Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Heterocyclic Compounds in a Sea Ice Environment
Durell Sterling Desmond et al., 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 et al., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, 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 et al., University of Alberta, Biological Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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

New Methods to More Accurately Quantify Hydrocarbon Contamination from Natural Background
Lisa A. Neville et al., AGAT Laboratories, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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