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Oil Spills Research Recent Publications

June 2018
Microbial degradation of Cold Lake Blend and Western Canadian Select Dilbits in Freshwater. Deshpande, R., D. Sundaravadivelu, S. Techmann, R. Conmy, J. Santodomingo, and P. Campo. Journal of Hazardous Materials. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 352:111-120, (2018).

January 2018
Toxicity of Cold Lake Blend and Western Canadian Select Dilbits to Standard Aquatic Test Species. M.G. Barron, R.N. Conmy, E.L. Holder, P. Meyer, GJ. Wilson, V.E. Principe and M.M. Willming. Chemosphere, 191, 1-6, (2018).

July 2017
Characterization and Behavior of Cold Lake Blend and Western Canadian Select Diluted Bitumen Products. Conmy, R., M. Barron, J. Santodomingo and R. Deshpande. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-17/273, 2017.

April 2017
Characterization of Emissions and Residues from Simulations of the Deepwater Horizon Surface Oil Burns. B.K. Gullett, J. Aurell, A. Holder, W. Mitchell, D. Greenwell, M. Hays, R.N. Conmy, D. Tabor, W. Preston, I. George, J.P. Abrahamson, R. Vander Wal and E. Holder. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 117 (1-2), 392-405, (2017). 

March 2017
Corexit 9500 Enhances Oil Biodegradation and Changes Active Bacterial Community Structure of Oil-Enriched Microcosms. S.M. Techtman, M. Zhuang, P. Campo, E. Holder, M. Elk, T.C. Hazen, R.N.  Conmy and J.W.  Santo Domingo. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83(10) DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03462.16, (2017). 

January 2017
Characterizing Light Attenuation within Northeast Florida Estuaries:  Implications for RESTORE Act Water Quality Monitoring. R.N. Conmy, B.A. Schaeffer, J. Schubauer-Berigan, J. Aukamp, A. Duffy, J. Lehrter and R. Greene. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 114, 995-1006, (2017).

September 2016
Dispersant Effectiveness, In-Situ Droplet Size Distribution and Numerical Modeling to Assess Subsurface Dispersant Injection as a Deepwater Blowout Oil Spill Response Option and Evaluation of Oil Fluorescence Characteristics to Improve Forensic Response Tools. R.N. Conmy, T. King, B. Robinson, S. Ryan, Y. Lu, M. Abercrombie, M. Boufadel and H. Niu. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/152, 2016.

August 2016
Methods of Oil Detection in Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. H.K. White, R.N. Conmy, I.R. MacDonald and C.M. Reddy. Oceanography, 29, 3, 54-65, (2016). 

February 2016
Effect of Dispersants on the Biodegradation of South Louisiana Crude Oil at 5 and 25oC. M. Zhuang, G. Abulikemu, P. Campo-Moreno, W.E. Platten, A.D. Venosa and R. Conmy.  Jacob de Boer and Shane Snyder (ed.). Chemosphere. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 144:767-774, (2016).

January 2016
Characterization of Turbulent Properties in the EPA Baffled Flask for Dispersion Effectiveness Testing. Zhao, L., B. Wang, P. Armenante, R. Conmy, and M. Boufadel. Dionysios D. Dionysiou (ed.), Journal of Environmental Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston, VA, 142(1):1-14, (2016).

June 2015
Comparative Laboratory-Scale Testing of Dispersant Effectiveness of 23 Crude Oils Using Four Different Testing Protocols. E. Holder, R. Conmy and A. Venosa. Thangarasu Pandiyan and Qingren Wang (ed.). Journal of Environmental Protection. Scientific Research Publishing, Inc., Irvine, CA, 6(6):628-639, (2015).

April 2015
Northern Gulf of Mexico Estuarine Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter Derived from MODIS Data. B.A. Schaeffer, R.N. Conmy, A. Duffy, J. Aukamp, D. Yates and G. Kraven. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36, 8:2219-2237, (2015).

September 2012
Determining Which Dispersants Will Be Effective In Future Deepwater Oil Spills. Yeardley, R. and A. Venosa. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/F-12/628, 2012.