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Main Title Response of crude oil slicks to dispersant treatment at sea : 1979 tests /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McCarthy, Leo T.
CORP Author JBF Scientific Corp., Wilmington, MA. ;American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/067B; EPA-R-806056
Stock Number PB84-164151
Subjects Oil spills--Environmental aspects. ; Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc. ; Oil pollution of water. ; New York Bight (N.J. and N.Y.) ; Atlantic Ocean--New York Bight.
Additional Subjects Crude oil ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Transport properties ; Research projects ; Dispersing ; Aerial surveys ; Sampling ; Tests ; Sites ; Chemical analysis ; Oil spills ; Oil pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-164151 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 66 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Four small research oil spills (3.54 cu m each) were made to compare the physical and chemical behavior of crude oils on the sea with and without dispersant treatment. Work was performed 90 km southeast of New York Harbor under a research ocean dumping permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Each spill was made from a research vessel and was tracked by vessel and aircraft for several hr. Two crude oils were used; one spill of each was treated with dispersant after 30 min, and one was allowed to weather naturally as an experimental control. A self-mix dispersant was sprayed on the two treated slicks from a helicopter that had been fitted with a spray system delivering droplets whose mean diameter was approximately 2 mm. More than 750 samples of background water, water under the slicks, and surface water were taken for chemical analysis. Sampling continued for 6 to 7 hr after each spill. Aerial photographs were taken, and representative photographs are presented in this report. Currents and winds were measured, leading to interpretation of physical transport of the oils. This report complements earlier work performed in 1975 and 1978.
"This study was conducted in cooperation with American Petroleum Institute, Task Force on Dispersed Oil." Includes bibliographical references (leaf 45). Final report. Microfiche.