CHEMICAL TREATMENT OF OIL SPILLED ON HARBOR WATERS.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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Chemicals used to treat spilled oil in harbors are primarily emulsifiers that disperse the oil, rather than remove it from the water. As it requires a minimum of labor and specialized equipment, the chemical emulsifier treatment is often the least expensive method of quickly removing the fire hazard and surface pollution caused by spilled oil. However, as the oil remains in the water it may be harmful to marine life, and this method is, therefore, prohibited in some areas by conservation authorities. In an initial investigation of this procedure, fourteen chemical agents were tested to determine their effectiveness. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering