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Title Using Oil Spill Dispersants on the Sea.
Imprint National Academies Press 1989.


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Subject Dispersing agents -- Environmental aspects.
Dispersing agents.
Oil pollution of the sea.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects.
Summary 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.