Oil Spill Dispersants: Mechanisms of Action and Laboratory Tests

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Overview

Oil Spill Dispersants: Mechanisms of Action and Laboratory Tests provides a comprehensive summary of current information available regarding the general formulation of commercial dispersants and their function to lower oil-water interfacial tension. The book considers how chemical dispersants work for oil spills, the properties and chemistry of oils (including weathering state), the variables that affect dispersant performance, and the relationships between laboratory methods and field situations.

The book also considers the strengths and limitations of specific laboratory tests, including brief discussions of the applicability of results for estimating dispersant performance in field trials or conditions encountered during real spill events. Laboratory tests are separated into four groups: tank tests, shake/flask tests, interfacial surface tension tests, and flume tests. Rapid-screen field tests are considered as a separate group. Recommendations for improvements in future laboratory testing are offered as well. Oil Spill Dispersants will be useful for regulators evaluating dispersant agents, field personnel involved with using dispersants, laboratory scientists studying performance and behavior of oil and dispersants, and managers responsible for designing studies related to the treatment of oil slicks with dispersants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873719469
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/10/1993
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment
Notice
Foreword
Abstract
Biosketches of Authors
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Sect. 1 Introduction 1
Sect. 2 General Mechanism of Action of Chemical Dispersants 5
Chemical Formulation of Dispersant Agents 10
Sect. 3 Factors Affecting Chemical Dispersion of Oil and Its Measurement 14
Properties and Chemistry of Oil 14
Dispersant Composition 23
Dispersant Application 28
Mixing Energy 31
Dispersant-To-Oil Ratio DOR 36
Oil-To-Water Ratio OWR 40
Temperature 42
Salinity 43
Sampling and Analysis Method 45
Sect. 4 Laboratory Testing of Dispersant Performance 54
Laboratory Testing Methods 55
Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Laboratory Tests 74
Rapid Field Tests for Estimating Dispersant Performance 78
Sect. 5 Field Tests of Dispersant Applications 82
Section 6: Summary and Recommendations - Laboratory Studies 88
Section 7: References 91
Index 104
Appendix A: Preparation Approach for this Book 107
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