A Case Study on Impact of Tar-Ball Pollution on the Beaches of Alibaug (Maharashtra)

Priyanka S. Bhatkar*, Raju P. Narwade**, Kartik N. Nagarajan***
*_***Department of Civil Engineering, Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, Rasayani, Maharashtra, India.
Periodicity:June - August'2019
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.9.3.14907


Deposition of tar residue is a seasonal phenomenon because it is observed during monsoon season. Coastal line is a boundary line between land and water surface. It is important to study impact of oil tar ball pollution because this phenomenon produces a very damaging effect on the ecosystem of the beaches. Many studies reported effect of tar ball pollution on different beaches. This paper also includes the impact of oil spills on the coastal ecosystem of Alibaug, but other effects like social and financial will not be analyzed. Large numbers of tourist visit Alibaug beaches. But in recent year, due to marine pollution and problems like oil spillage from ship accidents, Alibaug beaches have also got affected by tar ball pollution. Oil spill accidents are increasing day-by-day due to increase in transportation of oil through ships. One test is also included in this paper by compability with bituminous properties. This paper gives general information of oil spill pollution along Alibaug coastline, from which, it is possible to adopt preventive measures to reduce the number of oil spill accidents.


Tar Balls, Marine Pollution, Oil Spill, Coastal Ecosystem, Ship Accidents

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Bhatkar, P. S., Narwade, R. P., & Nagarajan, K. N. (2019). A Case Study on Impact of Tar-Ball Pollution on the Beaches of Alibaug (Maharashtra). i-manager's Journal on Civil Engineering, 9(3), 50-58. https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.9.3.14907


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