Publications

Judges Choice Oustanding Image award at the 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science

Boilover of a crude oil burning in an ice cavity (diameter of 31 cm). Melting of the ice cavity walls forms a water layer below the hot oil. Because this water sub-layer is fully covered by the oil, the water cannot evaporate as it is heated up. This causes the water to superheat to temperatures of 120 – 150 °C, at which point it violently evaporates through the oil slick, ejecting steam and oil droplets into the flame. The explosive nature of steam and oil droplets inside the flame causes a chain reaction, resulting in the explosive burning known as boilover.

 

Journal papers

  1. Farmahini Farahani, H., Shi, X., Simeoni, A. and Rangwala, A. S., 2015. A Study on Burning of Crude Oil in Ice Cavities, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(3): 2699-2706.
  2. Van Gelderen, L., Brogaard, N. L., Sørensen, M. X., Fritt-Rasmussen, J., Rangwala, A. S., Jomaas, G., 2015. Importance of the Slick Thickness for Effective In-Situ Burning of Crude Oil. Fire Safety Journal, 78: 1-9.
  3. Farmahini Farahani, H., Jomaas, G. and Rangwala, A. S., 2015. Effects of Convective Motion in n-Octane Pool Fires in an Ice Cavity, Combustion and Flame, 162(12): 4643-4648.
  4. Van Gelderen, L., Malmquist, L.M.V., Jomaas, G., 2017. Vaporization Order and Burning Efficiency of Crude Oils During In-Situ Burning on Water. Fuel, 191: 528-537.
  5. Van Gelderen, L., Fritt-Rasmussen, J., Jomaas, G., 2017. Effectiveness of a Chemical Herder in Association With In-Situ Burning of Oil Spills in Ice-Infested Water. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 115: 345-351.
  6. Farmahini Farahani, H., Rojas Alva, W. U., Rangwala, A. S. and Jomaas, G., 2017. Convection-Driven Melting in an n-Octane Pool Fire Bounded by an Ice Wall, Combustion and Flame, 179: 219-227.

 

Conference papers

  1. Brogaard, N. L., Sørensen, M. X., Fritt-Rasmussen, J., Rangwala, A. S., and Jomaas, G., 2014. A New Experimental Rig for Oil Burning on Water - Results for Crude and Pure Oils. In Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, IAFSS, Canterbury, p. 1481-1494.
  2. Van Gelderen, L., Malmquist, L.M.V., Jomaas, G., 2015. Crude Oil Burning Mechanisms: A Conceptual Model Review. In Proceedings of the Thirty-eighth Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar, Environment Canada, Vancouver, B.C., p. 385-400.
  3. Van Gelderen, L., Rojas Alva, W. U., Mindykwoski, P. and Jomaas, G., 2017. Thermal Properties and Burning Efficiencies of Crude Oils and Refined Fuel Oil. Paper presented at the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) 2017, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  4. Farmahini Farahani, H., Jomaas, G. and Rangwala, A. S., 2017. A Study on Burning Behavior and Convective Flows in Methanol Pool Fires Bound by Ice. Paper presented at the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) 2017, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  5. Van Gelderen, L. and Jomaas, G., 2017. The Parameters Controlling the Burning Efficiency of In-Situ Burning of Crude Oil on Water. Paper to be presented at the Fortieth Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP), Environment and Climate Change Canada, Calgary, AL, Canada.

 

Conference posters and presentations

  1. Van Gelderen, L., Fritt-Rasmussen, J., Kallinikos, D., Rangwala, A. S. and Jomaas, G., 2014. In-Situ Burning of Crude Oil in the Arctic: Understanding and Predicting the Environmental Impact. Poster presented at the 11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, IAFSS, Christchurch, link to poster.
  2. Van Gelderen, L., Brogaard, N. L., Sørensen, M. X., Fritt-Rasmussen, J., Rangwala, A. S., and Jomaas, G., 2014. Crude Oil Slick Thickness Optimization for In-Situ Burning. Abstract presented at the Fire Safety Day 2014, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby.
  3. Van Gelderen, L., Farmahini Farahani, H., Rangwala, A. S. and Jomaas, G., 2015. Scaling of the Burning Efficiency for Multicomponent Fuel Pool Fires. Abstract presented at the Fire Safety Day 2015, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby.
  4. Van Gelderen, L., Adamopoulou, E., Fritt-Rasmussen, J. and Jomaas, G., 2016. Chemical Herder Effectiveness as Oil Spill Response Tool in Ice-Infested Water. Abstract presented at the Arctic Frontiers 2016, University of Tromsø, Tromsø.
  5. Van Gelderen, L., Fritt-Rasmussen, J. and Jomaas, G., 2016. Chemical Herder Effectiveness as Oil Spill Response Tool in Ice-Infested Water. Extended abstract presented at the ARTEK Event 2016, Technical University of Denmark, Sisimiut. (Awarded with best student presentation)
  6. Van Gelderen, L., Fritt-Rasmussen, J. and Jomaas, G., 2016. The Effectiveness of Chemical Herders as Oil Spill Response Tool in Ice-Infested Water. Abstract presented at the Thirty-ninth Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Halifax.
  7. Van Gelderen, L., Malmquist, L. M. V., Christensen, J. H. and Jomaas, G., 2016. Vaporization Order of Crude Oil During In-Situ Burning on Water. Poster presented at the 36th International Symposium on Combustion, Combustion Institute, Seoul, link to poster.
  8. Fu, Y., Farmahini Farahani, H., Jomaas, G. and Rangwala, A., 2017. Parametric Study on Cavity Formation During In-Situ Burning of Oils in Ice. Poster presented at the International Oil Spill Conference 2017, IOSC, Long Beach
  9. Farmahini Farahani, H., Rojas Alva, W. U., Rangwala, A. S. and Jomaas, G., 2017. Convection-Driven Melting in an n-Octane Pool Fire Bounded by an Ice Wall. Poster Presented at the 2017 Combustion Summer School, Princeton University, New Jersey.

 

Other publications

  1. Van Gelderen, L. and Jomaas, G., 2017. Ice & Fire: the Burning Question, Ed. McMicheal, B., Frontier Energy, Spring 2017: 26-27.
  2. Van Gelderen, L. and Jomaas ,G., 2017. Boilovers of Water-in-Crude Oil Emulsions Under a Conical Heater. Series of three photos presented at the Photo and Film Festival IOSC 2017, IOSC, Long Beach.
  3. Van Gelderen, L., Farmahini Farahani, H., Rangwala, A. S. and Jomaas, G., 2017. Boilover of a Crude Oil Burning in an Ice Cavity. Photo presented at the 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science , IAFSS, Lund. (Awarded with the Judges Choice Outstanding Image award)

 

Ph.D. Theses

Van Gelderen, L., 2017. In-Situ Burning of Crude Oil on Water: A Study on the Fire Dynamics and Fire Chemistry in an Arctic Context, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Report R-270, 155 p.

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