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Mark Stenzel Talk on April 24th

Mark Stenzel will present "The B.P. Gulf Oil Spill: The Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Physics Considerations in Inudstrial Hygiene Practice"


"The B.P. Gulf Oil Spill: The Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Physics COnsiderations in Industrial Hygiene Practice"

Mark Stenzel, ’69  Chemistry and Mathematics

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement

Friday, April 24th. Trafton Science Center 123  1:00 to 1:50 

Refreshments and Reception to Follow  

The practice of Industrial Hygiene draws heavily from many of the methods and techniques used in the practice of the pure technical fields of chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology.  Mr. Stenzel will discuss Industrial Hygiene practice and his work as a co-investigator on the government epidemiology study of the Gulf Oil Spill workers.  The applications of his work on biota will include:  the use of fluid dynamics; ventilation principles; chemical analyses techniques; exposure assessment methods; use of logarithmic distributions; statistical methods; and consideration of human exposure impacts.

A synopsis of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe and ensuing response and cleanup effort will be presented.  Examples from the exposure reconstruction being developed as part of a very large government health study of workers that were involved the response and cleanup of the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill will be used for illustration.  

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