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Main Title Chemical shoreline cleaning agents for oil spills : update state-of-the-art on mechanisms of action and factors influencing performance /
Author Clayton, John R.
CORP Author Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0062; EPA/600/R-93/113B
Stock Number PB93-203701
Subjects Shorelines--United States
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Dispersants ; Cleaning agents ; Oil pollution removal ; Chemical compounds ; Chemical analysis ; Tests ; Performance analysis ; Shore pollution control ; Polluted beaches ; Stranded oil
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NTIS  PB93-203701 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 57 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The purpose of the report is to provide an updated review of information from the available literature for (1) the mechanism of action of cleaning by chemical agents for oil that strands on shorelines, (2) variables affecting performance of these chemical agents, (3) evaluations of laboratory tests designed to assess performance of such agents, and (4) a brief consideration of actual applications of chemical cleaning agents in field situations. Considerations also are given to strengths and limitations of specific laboratory tests, including brief discussions of the applicability of test results for estimating performance of chemical cleaning agents in field trials or conditions encountered in real-world spill events. Finally, a modest attempt is made at providing recommendations for needed research in the laboratory and field for chemical cleaning agents.
"Science Applications International Corporation." "July 1993." Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-46). "EPA/600/R-92/113b." "EPA contract no. 68-C8-0062, Work assignment no. 3-48, SAIC project no. 01-0895-03-1000." Microfiche.