Oil Spills Research Recent Publications
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).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001000
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).
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).
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.