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Main Title A field dispersant effectiveness test /
Author Diaz, A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Diaz, Anibal.
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/2-87/072; EPA-68-03-3203
Stock Number PB87-234886
Subjects Oil spills
Additional Subjects Dispersing ; Oil wastes ; Field tests ; Tables(Data) ; Data bases ; Pollution ; Hazardous wastes ; Oil spills ; Ocean waste disposal ; Oil pollution removal
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-234886 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 51 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The EPA's OHMSETT facility has developed a rapid field test that includes some of the theoretical aspects and conditions of dispersion at sea. This Field Dispersant Effectiveness Test (FDET) has been used to evaluate the dispersibility of various commonly-transported oils and make a database for dispersant selection and application. The FDET is designed to generate droplet sizes that closely resemble the dispersion of oil occurring at sea. A fixed mixing intensity and time induces the effects necessary to produce the dispersion and reveal the effectiveness of the dispersant and dispersibility of the oil. The measurement of the dispersibility of various crude oils with several dispersants have been incorporated into a database. This data will help the officials involved in the control of oil spills to make more informed decisions about the use of dispersants.
"EPA/600/2-87/072." "August 1987." "PB87-234886." Microfiche.