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Main Title Surface treatment agents for protection of shorelines from oil spills /
Author Foget, C. R. ; Castle, R. W. ; Naughton, S. ; Sartor, J. D. ; Miller, M.
CORP Author Woodward-Clyde Consultants, San Francisco, CA. ;URS Research Co., San Mateo, CA. ;Texas Research Inst., Inc., Austin,;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/2-84-085; EPA-R-804639; PB84177898
Stock Number PB84-177898
OCLC Number 22269567
Subjects Oil spills--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Shore protection ; Water pollution ; Field tests ; Dispersants ; Sodium silicates ; Sodium borates ; Polyvinyl acetate ; Performance evaluation ; Citrus fruits ; Oil spills ; Surface treatment agents ; Oil pollution containment ; Xanthan gum ; Oil retention booms
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-84-085 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-2-84-085 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/16/1999
ERAD  EPA 600/2-84-085 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/04/1994
NTIS  PB84-177898 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A literature review and laboratory tests were conducted to provide a basis for analyzing the results of previous tests on surface treatment agents, compare agent effectiveness, and recommend agents for preliminary field tests. The surface treatment agents evaluated during the preliminary tests were film-forming agents, dispersing agents, and a surface collecting agent. From the results of these tests, two film-forming agents, polyvinyl acetate and xanthan gum, a surface collecting agent, and a flowing film of water were recommended and tested during full-scale field tests at Sewaren Beach, New Jersey. The results of the full-scale field tests showed that polyvinyl acetate provided both beach and marsh test plots with the most effective long-term protection. The toxic effects of the various agents on the Eastern Blue Crab and cord grass (Spartina foliosa) were also evaluated.
"April 1984." "EPA-600/S2-84-085." Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-42).