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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Oil Spill Dispersants: Mechanisms of Action and Laboratory Tests.
Author Clayton, J. R. ; Payne, J. R. ; Farlow, J. S. ; Sarwar, C. ;
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA. ;Sound Environmental Services, Inc., Carlsbad, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c14 Sep 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0062; EPA/600/A-93/228;
Stock Number PB93-236578
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Water pollution control ; Dispersants ; Oil pollution removal ; Bench-scale experiments ; Oil-water interfaces ; Surface tension ; Chemical compounds ; Tests ; Performance evaluation ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-236578 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/22/1993
Collation 65p
The purpose of the report is to summarize the most current information from the available literature for the mechanism of action of chemical dispersants (or how they work) for oil spills, variables that affect dispersant performance, evaluations of a variety of laboratory tests designed to assess the performance of dispersant agents, and a brief consideration of relationships between laboratory methods and field situations. In part, the book updates information on the preceding topics from earlier documents. Considerations are given to strengths and limitations of specific laboratory tests, including brief discussions of the applicability of their results for estimating dispersant performance in field trials or conditions encountered during real spill events. Finally, a modest attempt is made at providing recommendations for improvements in future laboratory testing.