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Main Title Cleaning oil contaminated beaches with chemicals : a study of the effects of cleaning oil contaminated beaches with chemical dispersants.
CORP Author New Jersey. Northeast Region Research and Development Program.
Publisher [U.S. Dept. of the Interior],
Year Published 1969
Report Number 15080/ FHS-08/69; FWPCA-DAST-27; 03349
Stock Number PB-189 172
OCLC Number 08159818
Subjects Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc.
Additional Subjects ( Beaches ; Petroleum) ; ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; Sand ; Cleaning compounds ; Oil spills ; Oil pollution ; Crude oil ; Dispersants ; Emulsifying agents
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 15080-FHS-08-69 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/18/2015
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 15080-FHS-08-069 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2014
EJBD  EPA 15080-FHS-08-069 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/24/2014
EKAD  15080/ FHS-08/69 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/23/2002 DISPERSAL
ERAM  QH545.O5 N484 1969 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/26/2013
NTIS  PB-189 172 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 22 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Oil-dispersing chemicals were treated for cleaning persistent-type crude oil from experimentally contaminated New Jersey coastal beaches and were found to be generally ineffective. Although they completely cleaned the surface of the oiled sand, they removed little of the total oil. Instead they caused the oil to penetrate more deeply into the underlying sand, thereby compounding the pollution problem by expanding the zone of pollution, complicating any subsequent mechanical removal and, possibly, causing the oil to persist longer. Chemical treatment failed to induce 'quicksand' or cause perceptible erosion of beach sand. A decrease in the 'cohesiveness' of the sand was observed, but this also occurred in the presence of oil alone and could not be attributed to the presence of chemical. (Author)
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