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    Chemical Dispersants for the Control of Oil Spills

    McCarthy LT, Lindblom GP, Walter HF
    Published: 1978

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    The symposium on Chemical Dispersants for the Control of Oil Spills was held at Williamsburg, Va., 4-5 Oct. 1977. The symposium was sponsored by Committee F20 on Spill Control Systems, American Society for Testing and Materials. L. T. McCarthy, Jr., presided as symposium chairman. The editors of this publication are L. T. McCarthy, Jr., G. P. Lindblom, Exxon Chemical Company, and H. F. Walter, Department of Energy.

    Table of Contents


    Summary of the Panel Discussion


    Some Observations on the Mechanism and Chemistry Aspects of Chemical Dispersion

    Toxicity Testing in the United Kingdom for the Evaluation of Oil Slick Dispersants

    A Small-Scale Laboratory Dispersant Effectiveness Test

    Acute Aquatic Toxicity and Dispersing Effectiveness of Oil Spill Dispersants: Results of a Canadian Oil Dispersant Testing Program (1973 to 1977)

    Logistic Requirements for Aerial Application of Oil Spill Dispersants

    Chemical Control of Oil Spills and Hazards

    Some Guidelines for Oil-Spill Control in Coastal Environments, Based on Field Studies of Four Oil Spills

    Assessment Problems of Whether or Not to Treat Oil Spills

    Oil Spill Control Chemicals—Oil Spill Control A Current View

    Physical and Chemical Behavior of Small Crude Oil Slicks on the Ocean

    Dispersant Field Trials in Canadian Waters—Use of Hovercraft as a Dispersant Spraying Platform

    Evaluation of Equipment for Aerial Spraying of Oil Dispersant Chemicals

    Effect of a Chemical Dispersant on Microbial Utilization of Petroleum Hydrocarbons

    Chemical Analysis of Dispersed Oil in the Water Column

    Drop Size Distributions in a Treated Oil-Water System

    Practical Experience of Dispersant Usage

    Dispersant Usage for Offshore Oil Spills

    A System for the Application of Dispersants to the Problems of Oil Spill Clearance

    Effects of Dispersant Use on Shore Life

    Apparatus for Application of Chemical Dispersants on Open Sea

    Ecological Effects of Dispersants in the United Kingdom


    Committee: F20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP659-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4728-7

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0299-6