Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies

Irena B. Ivshina, Maria S. Kuyukina, Anastasiya V. Krivoruchko, Andrey A. Elkin, Sergey O. Makarov, Colin J. Cunningham, Tatyana A. Peshkur, Ronald M. Atlas, James C. Philp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Crude oil and petroleum products are widespread water and soil pollutants resulting from marine and terrestrial spillages. International statistics of oil spill sizes for all incidents indicate that the majority of oil spills are small (less than 7 tonnes). The major accidents that happen in the oil industry contribute only a small fraction of the total oil which enters the environment. However, the nature of accidental releases is that they highly pollute small areas and have the potential to devastate the biota locally. There are several routes by which oil can get back to humans from accidental spills, e.g. through accumulation in fish and shellfish, through consumption of contaminated groundwater. Although advances have been made in the prevention of accidents, this does not apply in all countries, and by the random nature of oil spill events, total prevention is not feasible. Therefore, considerable world-wide effort has gone into strategies for minimising accidental spills and the design of new remedial technologies. This paper summarizes new knowledge as well as research and technology gaps essential for developing appropriate decision-making tools in actual spill scenarios. Since oil exploration is being driven into deeper waters and more remote, fragile environments, the risk of future accidents becomes much higher. The innovative safety and accident prevention approaches summarized in this paper are currently important for a range of stakeholders, including the oil industry, the scientific community and the public. Ultimately an integrated approach to prevention and remediation that accelerates an early warning protocol in the event of a spill would get the most appropriate technology selected and implemented as early as possible-the first few hours after a spill are crucial to the outcome of the remedial effort. A particular focus is made on bioremediation as environmentally harmless, cost-effective and relatively inexpensive technology. Greater penetration into the remedial technologies market depends on the harmonization of environment legislation and the application of modern laboratory techniques, e.g. ecogenomics, to improve the predictability of bioremediation.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1201-1219
Number of pages19
JournalEnvironmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts
Volume17
Issue number7
Early online date2 Jun 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

Fingerprint

Petroleum Pollution
Oil spills
Hazardous materials spills
oil spill
Oils
Technology
oil industry
bioremediation
accident
Accident Prevention
Accidents
accident prevention
Environmental Biodegradation
Bioremediation
Petroleum
appropriate technology
oil
shellfish
Industry
integrated approach

Keywords

  • accident prevention
  • biodegradation
  • bioremediation
  • oil industry
  • oil spill

Cite this

Ivshina, I. B., Kuyukina, M. S., Krivoruchko, A. V., Elkin, A. A., Makarov, S. O., Cunningham, C. J., ... Philp, J. C. (2015). Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies. Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts, 17(7), 1201-1219. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5em00070j
Ivshina, Irena B. ; Kuyukina, Maria S. ; Krivoruchko, Anastasiya V. ; Elkin, Andrey A. ; Makarov, Sergey O. ; Cunningham, Colin J. ; Peshkur, Tatyana A. ; Atlas, Ronald M. ; Philp, James C. / Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies. In: Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts. 2015 ; Vol. 17, No. 7. pp. 1201-1219.
@article{cc11e9e5d995424fa6b0d838a906fdb8,
title = "Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies",
abstract = "Crude oil and petroleum products are widespread water and soil pollutants resulting from marine and terrestrial spillages. International statistics of oil spill sizes for all incidents indicate that the majority of oil spills are small (less than 7 tonnes). The major accidents that happen in the oil industry contribute only a small fraction of the total oil which enters the environment. However, the nature of accidental releases is that they highly pollute small areas and have the potential to devastate the biota locally. There are several routes by which oil can get back to humans from accidental spills, e.g. through accumulation in fish and shellfish, through consumption of contaminated groundwater. Although advances have been made in the prevention of accidents, this does not apply in all countries, and by the random nature of oil spill events, total prevention is not feasible. Therefore, considerable world-wide effort has gone into strategies for minimising accidental spills and the design of new remedial technologies. This paper summarizes new knowledge as well as research and technology gaps essential for developing appropriate decision-making tools in actual spill scenarios. Since oil exploration is being driven into deeper waters and more remote, fragile environments, the risk of future accidents becomes much higher. The innovative safety and accident prevention approaches summarized in this paper are currently important for a range of stakeholders, including the oil industry, the scientific community and the public. Ultimately an integrated approach to prevention and remediation that accelerates an early warning protocol in the event of a spill would get the most appropriate technology selected and implemented as early as possible-the first few hours after a spill are crucial to the outcome of the remedial effort. A particular focus is made on bioremediation as environmentally harmless, cost-effective and relatively inexpensive technology. Greater penetration into the remedial technologies market depends on the harmonization of environment legislation and the application of modern laboratory techniques, e.g. ecogenomics, to improve the predictability of bioremediation.",
keywords = "accident prevention, biodegradation, bioremediation, oil industry, oil spill",
author = "Ivshina, {Irena B.} and Kuyukina, {Maria S.} and Krivoruchko, {Anastasiya V.} and Elkin, {Andrey A.} and Makarov, {Sergey O.} and Cunningham, {Colin J.} and Peshkur, {Tatyana A.} and Atlas, {Ronald M.} and Philp, {James C.}",
year = "2015",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1039/c5em00070j",
language = "English",
volume = "17",
pages = "1201--1219",
journal = "Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts",
issn = "2050-7887",
number = "7",

}

Ivshina, IB, Kuyukina, MS, Krivoruchko, AV, Elkin, AA, Makarov, SO, Cunningham, CJ, Peshkur, TA, Atlas, RM & Philp, JC 2015, 'Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies' Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 1201-1219. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5em00070j

Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies. / Ivshina, Irena B.; Kuyukina, Maria S.; Krivoruchko, Anastasiya V.; Elkin, Andrey A.; Makarov, Sergey O.; Cunningham, Colin J.; Peshkur, Tatyana A.; Atlas, Ronald M.; Philp, James C.

In: Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts, Vol. 17, No. 7, 01.07.2015, p. 1201-1219.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies

AU - Ivshina, Irena B.

AU - Kuyukina, Maria S.

AU - Krivoruchko, Anastasiya V.

AU - Elkin, Andrey A.

AU - Makarov, Sergey O.

AU - Cunningham, Colin J.

AU - Peshkur, Tatyana A.

AU - Atlas, Ronald M.

AU - Philp, James C.

PY - 2015/7/1

Y1 - 2015/7/1

N2 - Crude oil and petroleum products are widespread water and soil pollutants resulting from marine and terrestrial spillages. International statistics of oil spill sizes for all incidents indicate that the majority of oil spills are small (less than 7 tonnes). The major accidents that happen in the oil industry contribute only a small fraction of the total oil which enters the environment. However, the nature of accidental releases is that they highly pollute small areas and have the potential to devastate the biota locally. There are several routes by which oil can get back to humans from accidental spills, e.g. through accumulation in fish and shellfish, through consumption of contaminated groundwater. Although advances have been made in the prevention of accidents, this does not apply in all countries, and by the random nature of oil spill events, total prevention is not feasible. Therefore, considerable world-wide effort has gone into strategies for minimising accidental spills and the design of new remedial technologies. This paper summarizes new knowledge as well as research and technology gaps essential for developing appropriate decision-making tools in actual spill scenarios. Since oil exploration is being driven into deeper waters and more remote, fragile environments, the risk of future accidents becomes much higher. The innovative safety and accident prevention approaches summarized in this paper are currently important for a range of stakeholders, including the oil industry, the scientific community and the public. Ultimately an integrated approach to prevention and remediation that accelerates an early warning protocol in the event of a spill would get the most appropriate technology selected and implemented as early as possible-the first few hours after a spill are crucial to the outcome of the remedial effort. A particular focus is made on bioremediation as environmentally harmless, cost-effective and relatively inexpensive technology. Greater penetration into the remedial technologies market depends on the harmonization of environment legislation and the application of modern laboratory techniques, e.g. ecogenomics, to improve the predictability of bioremediation.

AB - Crude oil and petroleum products are widespread water and soil pollutants resulting from marine and terrestrial spillages. International statistics of oil spill sizes for all incidents indicate that the majority of oil spills are small (less than 7 tonnes). The major accidents that happen in the oil industry contribute only a small fraction of the total oil which enters the environment. However, the nature of accidental releases is that they highly pollute small areas and have the potential to devastate the biota locally. There are several routes by which oil can get back to humans from accidental spills, e.g. through accumulation in fish and shellfish, through consumption of contaminated groundwater. Although advances have been made in the prevention of accidents, this does not apply in all countries, and by the random nature of oil spill events, total prevention is not feasible. Therefore, considerable world-wide effort has gone into strategies for minimising accidental spills and the design of new remedial technologies. This paper summarizes new knowledge as well as research and technology gaps essential for developing appropriate decision-making tools in actual spill scenarios. Since oil exploration is being driven into deeper waters and more remote, fragile environments, the risk of future accidents becomes much higher. The innovative safety and accident prevention approaches summarized in this paper are currently important for a range of stakeholders, including the oil industry, the scientific community and the public. Ultimately an integrated approach to prevention and remediation that accelerates an early warning protocol in the event of a spill would get the most appropriate technology selected and implemented as early as possible-the first few hours after a spill are crucial to the outcome of the remedial effort. A particular focus is made on bioremediation as environmentally harmless, cost-effective and relatively inexpensive technology. Greater penetration into the remedial technologies market depends on the harmonization of environment legislation and the application of modern laboratory techniques, e.g. ecogenomics, to improve the predictability of bioremediation.

KW - accident prevention

KW - biodegradation

KW - bioremediation

KW - oil industry

KW - oil spill

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84936937979&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/em

U2 - 10.1039/c5em00070j

DO - 10.1039/c5em00070j

M3 - Article

VL - 17

SP - 1201

EP - 1219

JO - Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts

T2 - Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts

JF - Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts

SN - 2050-7887

IS - 7

ER -

Ivshina IB, Kuyukina MS, Krivoruchko AV, Elkin AA, Makarov SO, Cunningham CJ et al. Oil spill problems and sustainable response strategies through new technologies. Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts. 2015 Jul 1;17(7):1201-1219. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5em00070j