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NewFields Scientist Honored for Breakthrough Research
NewFields’ Sediment Management and Marine Sciences (SMMS) group has recently conducted breakthrough scientific analyses in pore size distribution associated with insitu deposited Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) impacted sediments. Staff Scientist Jessica Robertson (pictured above) used scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imagery of NAPL-impacted sediment to measure the size of pore openings within the sediment. Ms. Robertson conducted over 500 random measurements of pore openings, many being less than 1 micron in size. Initial analyses from several sites document that the oil-phase within insitu deposited NAPL-impacted sediments is not readily mobile and are being held by the inherent capillary forces of the sediment. Because pore size, capillary force, and oil bead size are related to the depositional process, the work being conducted by SMMS is critical to many aspects of the petroleum industry. Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is working with ExxonMobil personnel in this research. Publications citing these breakthrough studies are anticipated later this year. Follow us on LinkedIn for more NewFields news.
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