LABORATORY EVALUATION OF CHEMICAL OIL DISPERSANTS

This paper describes some of the methods which can be used to evaluate chemical oil dispersants in order to obtain some preliminary data related to their effectiveness as dispersant and problems that may result from their use. Most of the techniques are quite simple and can be done fairly rapidly in the laboratory. Some of these were borrowed from the standard procedures employed in water and wastewater treatment practices and include jar tests, bioassays, oxygen uptake measurements and threshold odor determinations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of a Joint Conference on Prevention and Control of Oil Spills, December 15-17, 1969, New York City, Sponsored by American Petroleum Institute and the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration of the Department of the Interior.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Petroleum Institute

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    Washington, DC  USA  20005-4070
  • Authors:
    • Oda, A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 193-197

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1974 12:00AM