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Effectiveness of the repeat application of chemical dispersants on oil

Environmental Studies Revolving Funds (Canada)

Effectiveness of the repeat application of chemical dispersants on oil

by Environmental Studies Revolving Funds (Canada)

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRandy Belore ; scientific adviser, K. Meikle.
SeriesEnvironmental Studies Research Funds (Canada). Report -- 006
ContributionsBelore, Randy.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 66 p. :
Number of Pages66
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21669883M
ISBN 100920783058

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 f.   First, the dispersant is applied to the water surface. Next, molecules of the dispersant attach to the oil, causing it to break into droplets. Wave action and turbulence then disperse the oil-dispersant mixture into the water column, so that the oil that had been concentrated at the surface is diluted within the water column.

Oil dispersants (chemical agents such as surfactants, solvents, and other compounds) are used to reduce the effect of oil spills by changing the chemical and physical properties of the oil. By enhancing the amount of oil that physically mixes into the water, dispersants can reduce the potential that a surface slick will contaminate shoreline.   That reduces the effectiveness of strategies to corral oil at the surface, and puts dispersants on center stage, says Steve Murawski, a fisheries biologist at .

  The phenomenon considerably limits the effectiveness of chemical dispersants, which are designed to break up floating oil and reduce the amount of oil .   Environmental & Health Effects of Oil Dispersants a Mystery to BP and the Government Submitted by Anne Landman on J - pm U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson questions BP 's widespread application of oil dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico, as does everyone else.


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Effectiveness of the repeat application of chemical dispersants on oil by Environmental Studies Revolving Funds (Canada) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Therefore, it appears that the second or repeat application of dispersant is a effective as the first, at least under the conditions present in this study. Measurements of oil properties taken during the study indicate that the dispersion process did not significantly change either the oil's density or its viscosity.

Effectiveness of the repeat application of chemical dispersants on oil. [Ottawa]: Environmental Studies Revolving Funds, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors.

Effectiveness of Dispersants. Effectiveness of Dispersants: Topic 1 - Chemical Parameters that Influence Overall Effectiveness.

Dispersants: An Electronic Bibliography on Effectiveness, Technological Advances, and Toxicological Effects. Stability and the Resurfacing of Dispersed Oil. Oil & Chemical Pollution 3 (/87) The Effectiveness of Chemical Dispersants: A Discussion of Laboratory and Field Test Results D.

Mackay and A. Chau Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada ABSTRACT The reported results of the effectiveness of chemical dispersants in the laboratory and at sea are by: 3. a monitoring program to test the effectiveness of the dispersant.

They also monitored how the dispersant was affecting the environment, water and air quality, and human health. Results from the program indicated that the dispersant was effective at breaking up oil and reducing the amount of oil that reached the Size: 5MB. The overall effectiveness of oil dispersion has three components:3 1.

Operational effectiveness, which describes how well dispersant is applied and incorporated into the released oil 2. Chemical effectiveness, which describes the fraction of treated oil that is File Size: 2MB.

Rottlunda, C.R. Phillips and M.L. Evans, "Effects of Chemical Dispersant Agents on the Behavior and Retention of Spilled Crude Oil in a Simulated Streambed Channel", in Oil Dispersants: New Ecological Approaches, STPL.M. 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. Approximately 3 million gallons of oil or refined petroleum products are spilled into U.S.

waters every year. Oil dispersants (chemical agents such as surfactants, solvents, and other compounds) are used to reduce the effect of oil spills by changing the chemical and physical properties of the oil.

Limits of dispersant effectiveness. Modern day dispersants can be effective on a wide range of oil types, given the right conditions and proper application ratios. In general, one part dispersant will disperse about 20–30 parts of by:   Application of chemical dispersants to oil spills in the marine environment is a common practice to disperse oil into the water column and stimulate oil Cited by: FOCUS OF CURRENT STUDY.

Although the chemical processes by which dispersants work are generally well understood, their effectiveness is limited to varying degrees by the type of oil spilled and the environmental conditions at the time and location of a spill, as well as the timing and method of application.

It is essential that the effectiveness of chemical dispersion is monitored continually and dispersant use terminated as soon as it is no longer effective.

Visual observation of effectiveness from a vessel or aerial platform is key but may be difficult in poor weather conditions, in waters with high sediment content, when dispersing pale-coloured oils, or in poor light.

This book summarizes research on the use of chemical dispersants: their effectiveness and limitations and the results of using them in different spill situations. Based on laboratory and field research as well as on actual case histories, this book contains a clear-cut set of. Seo, U.

Paik, in Advances in Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP), Dispersants. Dispersants are widely used to improve dispersion stability.

According to the DLVO (Derjaguin, Landau, Vervey, and Overbeek) theory, particles in aqueous media can be agglomerated when van der Waals attraction is greater than electrostatic repulsion (Verwey et al., ; Derjaguin and Landau, ). Keywords Dispersant, Oil, Spill, Policy, Europe Introduction When used judiciously and in the right circumstances, the application of chemical dispersants can be an effective means of accelerating the dispersion of oil from the sea surface into the water column.

This in turn helps to accelerate dilution and biodegradation of the oil (Swannell. The window of opportunity for effective dispersant application is often hours to a few days after a release; therefore, the logistics of getting resources to the spill site can be the driving factor in the decision to use dispersants.

The National Academies Press. doi: / Although called for in the Oil Pollution Act of The prime motivation for using dispersants is to reduce the impact of oil on shorelines, thus the application must be successful and effectiveness high.

As some oil would come ashore, discussion remains on what effectiveness is required to significantly reduce the shoreline Size: 1MB. Analytical Chemistry and Toxicity Testing of Dispersants and Dispersed oil For many years the standard for analysis of crude oil, dispersants and dispersed oil has been gas chromatography equipped with flame-ionization detection (FID-GC)1.

In recent years mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has replaced FID due to its increased sensitivity and Size: 1MB. One of the most difficult decisions that oil spill responders and natural resources managers face during a spill is evaluating the environmental trade-offs associated with dispersant objective of dispersant use is to transfer oil from the water surface into the water column.

When applied before spills reach the coastline, dispersants will potentially decrease exposure for surface. Dispersant Application Observer Job Aid: This field guide is helpful for people who are observing the application of chemical dispersants to oil spilled on the water.

Watch a Dispersant Application: This U.S. Coast Guard video shows the application of dispersant by aircraft after an estima gallons of fuel oil were spilled from the tank ship Krymsk off of Galveston, Texas on Oct.

A fully integrated and effective response to an oil or chemical spill at sea must include a well planned and executed post-incident assessment of environmental contamination and damage. Case studies of the use of oil spill dispersants haves been reported [58, 61].IV a.

Dispersant Efficacy and Effectiveness 12 IV b. Degradation of Dispersants and Dispersed Oil 17 IV c. Physical Transport and Chemical Behavior of Dispersed Oil 21 IV d. Biological Effects of Dispersants and Dispersed Oil on Surface and Deep Ocean Species 24 IV e.

Dispersants and Seafood Safety 30 IV f. Dispersants and Human Health 34 IV Size: 3MB.