A state-of-the-art review is provided for chemicals which are used for dispersing spilled oil. Among the topics discussed are: the history of the development of oil spill dispersants; basic emulsion chemistry, including the nature and properties of surface active agents; chemical composition of oil spill dispersants, including a description of generic chemical types; production of dispersants, properties of dispersants; chemical analysis of oil spill dispersants; and the measurement of oil spill dispersing power.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Edison Water Quality Laboratory

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Edison, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Poliakoff, M
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

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  • Accession Number: 00019662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2003 12:00AM