Recent Submissions

  • Modeling the dispersion of drilling muds using the bblt model: the effects of settling velocity 

    Niu, Haibo, Adam Drozdowski, Tahir Husain, Brian Veitch, et al. 2009. "Modeling the dispersion of drilling muds using the bblt model: the effects of settling velocity." Environmental Modeling & Assessment 14(5): 585-594.
    The benthic boundary layer transport (bblt) model was widely used in the Atlantic Canadian offshore region to assess the potential impact zones from drilling wastes discharges from offshore oil and gas drilling. The current ...
  • A Method for Assessing Environmental Risks of Oil-Mineral-Aggregate to Benthic Organisms 

    Niu, Haibo, Zhengkai Li, Kenneth Lee, Paul Kepkay, et al. 2010. "A Method for Assessing Environmental Risks of Oil-Mineral-Aggregate to Benthic Organisms." Human & Ecological Risk Assessment 16(4): 762-782.
    Previous studies have shown that Oil-Mineral-Aggregate (OMA) formation enhances the dispersion of marine oil spills, but the potential impacts of settled OMAs on benthic organisms are not well known. A comprehensive numerical ...
  • Modelling the Transport of Oil-Mineral-Aggregates (OMAs) in the Marine Environment and Assessment of Their Potential Risks 

    Niu, Haibo, Zhengkai Li, Kenneth Lee, Paul Kepkay, et al. 2011. "Modelling the Transport of Oil-Mineral-Aggregates (OMAs) in the Marine Environment and Assessment of Their Potential Risks." Environmental Modeling & Assessment 16(1): 61-75.
    Spilled oil can interact with suspended particles in marine environments and form oil-mineral aggregates (OMAs). Some OMAs with densities higher than seawater density can settle to the seedbed to pose potential risks to ...
  • Application of entropy analysis of in situ droplet-size spectra in evaluation of oil chemical dispersion efficacy 

    Li, Zhengkai, Kenneth Lee, Thomas King, Haibo Niu, et al. 2011. "Application of entropy analysis of in situ droplet-size spectra in evaluation of oil chemical dispersion efficacy." Marine pollution bulletin 62(10): 2129-2136.
    Abstract: In situ droplet-size distributions were measured using a laser in situ scattering and transmissiometry (LISST-100X) particle size analyzer during the evaluation of natural and chemical dispersion efficiency of ...