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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Lin Zhao

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ  07102  

newlinzhao@gmail.com

Project List:

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Post-Doc

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 8

2017

Gros, J., Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun, I., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., et al. (2017). Petroleum dynamics in the sea and influence of subsea dispersant injection during Deepwater Horizon. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114(38), 10065–10070.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Katz, J., Haspel, G., Lee, K., King, T., et al. (2017). A new mechanism of sediment attachment to oil in turbulent flows: Projectile particles. Environ. Sci. Technol., 51(19), 11020–11028.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, B., Gao, F., Socolofsky, S. A., et al. (2017). Droplet and bubble formation of combined oil and gas releases in subsea blowouts. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 120(1-2), 203–216.
Zhao, L., Gao, F., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, B., Lee, K., et al. (2017). Oil jet with dispersant: Macro-scale hydrodynamics and tip streaming. AIChE J., 63(11), 5222–5234.

2016

Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Geng, X., Lee, K., King, T., Robinson, B., et al. (2016). A-DROP: A predictive model for the formation of oil particle aggregates (OPAs). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 106(1-2), 245–259.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Lee, K., King, T., Loney, N., & Geng, X. (2016). Evolution of bubble size distribution from gas blowout in shallow water. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(3), 1573–1599.
Zhao, L., Shaffer, F., Robinson, B., King, T., D'Ambrose, C., Pan, Z., et al. (2016). Underwater oil jet: Hydrodynamics and droplet size distribution. Chemical Engineering Journal, 299, 292–303.

2015

Zhao, L., Boufadel, M., Adams, E., Socolofsky, S., King, T., Lee, K., et al. (2015). Simulation of scenarios of oil droplet formation from the Deepwater Horizon blowout. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101(1), 304–319.

Conference Presentations - 7

2017

Boufadel, M., Gao, F., Zhao, L., King, T., Robinson, B., & Lee, K. (2017). Investigating the Impact of the Release on the Oil Droplet Size Distribution from a Blowout: A review and a Numerical Investigation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Gao, F., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M., King, T., & Robinson, B. (2017). Hydrodynamics of Subsurface Oil Release without and with Dispersant: An Experimental and Numerical Study. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Katz, J., King, T., Robinson, B., Rodrick, D., et al. (2017). Oil particle interactions: Theory, experiments, and numerical modeling. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Socolofsky, S. A., Gao, F., King, T., Robinson, B., et al. (2017). Evolution of gas bubbles and oil droplets in subsea oil and gas blowouts. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Gao, F., Boufadel, M. C., Zhao, L., King, T., & Robinson, B. (2016). Numerical Simulation of Oil Jet Underwater-CFD simulation and Trace of Individual Droplets by Lagrangian Method. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, B., & Lee, K. (2016). Formation of Oil Particle Aggregates (OPA): Experimental Studies and Development of the OPM model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, T., Comny, R., & Lee, K. (2016). Interaction of Oil Droplets and Gas Bubbles in Blowouts: New Development of VDROP Model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.