Bubble bursting as an aerosol generation mechanism during an oil spill in the deep-sea environment: molecular dynamics simulations of oil alkanes and dispersants in atmospheric air/salt water interfaces.

@article{LiyanaArachchi2014BubbleBA,
  title={Bubble bursting as an aerosol generation mechanism during an oil spill in the deep-sea environment: molecular dynamics simulations of oil alkanes and dispersants in atmospheric air/salt water interfaces.},
  author={Thilanga P. Liyana-Arachchi and Zenghui Zhang and Franz S. Ehrenhauser and Paria Avij and Kalliat T. Valsaraj and Francisco R Hung},
  journal={Environmental science. Processes & impacts},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          53-64
        }
}
Potential of mean force (PMF) calculations and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed to investigate the properties of oil n-alkanes [i.e., n-pentadecane (C15), n-icosane (C20) and n-triacontane (C30)], as well as several surfactant species [i.e., the standard anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and three model dispersants similar to the Tween and Span species present in Corexit 9500A] at air/salt water interfaces. This study was motivated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon… CONTINUE READING
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