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Petroleum Fate and Transport Modelling and Its Implications for Landscape-Responsive Design

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dc.contributor.advisor Corry, Robert Ganesan, Sita 2020-05-13T14:11:36Z 2020-05-13T14:11:36Z 2020-05 2020-04-28 2020-05-13
dc.description.abstract Despite investments in clean energy technology and infrastructure, Canada remains a resource-based economy that transports fossil fuels. Most transport is conducted by pipeline, which can cause severe environmental damages because leak detection system sensitivity is low and 15-20% of pipeline leaks go undetected each year. Low impact development (LID) strategies might be applicable to pipeline landscapes to mitigate petroleum leaching to water from small, persistent leaks by incorporating petroleum sorbents with native soils. Petroleum fate and transport models were used to explore the theoretical capacity of a designed sorbent filter soil (SFS) system and to inform design parameters for system construction. Results suggest that design parameters change depending on soil texture, moisture content, and temperature. These designs provide a preliminary framework for landscape architects interested in landscape damage prevention and mitigation that could be applied to areas of concern for petroleum leakage. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Guelph, Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, the estate of Arthur D. Latornell, John E. (Jack) Irving Scholarship, Robb Graduate Research Travel Grant, and Soden Memorial Graduate Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Terrestrial oil spill en_US
dc.subject pipeline en_US
dc.subject BTEX en_US
dc.subject low impact development en_US
dc.subject LID en_US
dc.subject filter soil en_US
dc.subject sorbent en_US
dc.subject oil transport modelling en_US
dc.subject VLEACH en_US
dc.title Petroleum Fate and Transport Modelling and Its Implications for Landscape-Responsive Design en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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