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Main Title Surface treatment agents for protection of shorelines from oil spills {MICROFICHE}
Author Foget, C. R. ; Castle, R. W. ; Naughton, S. ; Sartor, J. D. ; Miller, M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Foget, Carl R.
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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-804639; EPA-600/2-84-085
Stock Number PB84-177898
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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-177898 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 149 p. ; 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.
Caption title. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "April 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-085." Microfiche.