The instant disclosure is directed to a method for solidifying marine tanker hydrocarbon cargoes to prevent the escape of the hydrocarbon from damaged compartments. The formation of suitable gels contain the hydrocarbon and thus avoid pollution of the sea and nearby shores. Gelling agents are disclosed which permit gellation to occur at a controlled rate, making them particularly suitable for use abroad tankers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Patent Application No. 748,599, patented January 11, 1972 Assignee Esso Research and Engineering Co. Patent No. 3,634,050.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Esso Research and Engineering Company

    Florham Park, NJ  United States  07932
  • Authors:
    • Corino, E R
    • Brodericer, E F
    • Canevari, G P
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032747
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM