Using Oil Spill Dispersants on the Sea

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National Academies Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Nature - 352 pages
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While major oil spills are rare, oil slicks can have disastrous environmental and economic consequences. 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 recommendations for action, planning, and research. Of special interest is the chapter on the biological effects of oil itself and of oil treated with chemical dispersants.

 

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Contents

Executive Summary 1
Dispersed
xix
Toxicological Testing of Dispersants and Dispersed Oil 81
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IntermediateScale Experiments And Field Studies Of Dis
165
Fish
200
Summary
208
Techniques Logistis Monitor ing and Application Strategies
215
Monitoring Effectiveness of Dispersants
229
Technical Basis of Decision Making
239
Other Factors That Affect Decision Making
241
Conclusions and Recommendations
254
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