oil spill dispersant News

  • Study dispersant use and ecosystem impacts of dispersed oil

    Last Thursday, over fifty experts and practitioners from government, academia and industry finished a two-day meeting looking at the potential long-term impacts of the prolonged use of large volumes of dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. EPA and NOAA scientists are conducting rigorous ongoing monitoring and analysis of the effectiveness and ...

  • Dispersants do not increase exposure of cod eggs and larvae to toxins in oil spills

    Oil spills at sea can be catastrophic events, with oil and discharged toxins, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, threatening marine wildlife and coastlines, damaging healthy ecosystems and harming livelihoods. A recent study found that using dispersants moderately decreased the number of cod eggs and larvae affected by spills off the Norwegian coast. Efforts ...

  • Soaking up oil spills with nanowires

    Oil spills and other industrial chemical leaks can cause havoc in ecosystems, killing marine and aquatic wildlife and polluting drinking water supplies. New research has developed a way of cleaning up spills using a super-absorbent material, which selectively draws up oil and other organic pollutants, leaving clean water behind. Current methods for cleaning up oil spills have limitations. Many ...

  • Oil-spill response vessels launched

    Alnmaritec has delivered two boats in the oil-spill and pollution control market. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat Response 1 to the Barbados National Terminal Company for operation on their oil export facility at Oistins Bay on the South Coast of the island. This delivery follows completion of a high-speed pollution response boat which is operated by ...

  • Crude oil tracking sensors for gulf oil spill

    Chelsea's range of hydrocarbon fluorimeters are being deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to monitor the extent of the oil spill. Originally designed for military use these reliable, robust, high sensitivity fluorimeters have a proven track record of detecting crude and refined oils in a wide range of environments. The UV AQUAtracka and the UviLux are just two of the submersible fluorimeters in ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • A New Look at Oil Spill Response

    The BP Macondo spill April 22, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.      Oil Spill Eater II is a far superior clean up to dispersants, and mechanical equipment,  since OSE II has substantiated tests, demonstrations and over 36000 clean ups proving OSE II comverts hydrocarbons to CO2 and water permanently removing spills from the environment. The information ...

  • Alnmaritec boats in oil spill response

    Alnmaritec Limited, a UK specialist boat builder, is rapidly gaining recognition in the market for oil spill response/pollution control vessels with two new boats delivered this year. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat to the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd. The new vessel ‘Responder 1' is based upon the successful Wave Worker class from ...

  • Shell Gannet Field oil spill

    Further to the update issued by Shell on 21 August, statement by Mr Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, appointed by the UK Government to oversee the operation. Mr Shaw said: ...

  • Oil spill control and research vessels

    Alnmaritec has recently launched vessels that serve maritime environment. The Responder 1 is an oil spill control vessel for Barbados, the Falcon Spirit being a research vessel for the Plymouth University, UK. The ‘Responder 1" is based upon the Alnmaritec Wave Worker class but is a unique design variant that was developed for use by the Barbados National Terminals Company Limited ...

  • ASTM F2059 - 06(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Using The Swirling Flask

    A standard test is necessary to establish a baseline performance parameter so that dispersants can be compared, a given dispersant can be compared for effectiveness on different oils, and at different oil weathering stages, and batches of dispersant or oils can be checked for effectiveness changes with time or other factors. ...


    By ASTM International

  • FFT-SolutionTM, Used to Assist In Oil Spill Cleanup

    A new green, toxin free, cost efficient Oil Dispersant has been used to assist in the Oil Spill Remediation at a mid-Atlantic naval facility. FFT-SolutionTM an approved EPA registered chemical is now listed on the ...

  • Technology for gulf oil spill and gas shale fracing

    Two major sources of energy for the U.S. are dependent upon the solution of environmental problems. The McIlvaine Company has a created a free website with the latest technology to solve these problems. Over the last three weeks a series of recorded webinars have been conducted on both subjects. The full recordings of the discussions have been posted to the free site.  Here are some ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • NIH launches largest oil spill health study

    A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers begins today in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study) is the largest health study of its kind ever conducted among cleanup workers and volunteers, and is one component of a ...

  • ASTM F2465 / F2465M - 05(2011)e1 standard guide for oil spill dispersant application equipment: single-point spray systems

    This guide covers performance criteria, requirements, material characteristics, and essential features for oil spill dispersant application systems. This guide also covers vessel-based spray systems employing single-point spray nozzles. Oil spill dispersant spray equipment shall conform to the minimum performance requirements such as ...


    By ASTM International

  • NIH launches largest oil spill health study

    A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers begins today in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study) is the largest health study of its kind ever conducted among cleanup workers and volunteers, and is one component of a ...

  • Cleaning oil spills with high performance magnets

    MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is reported as one of the US’s worst environmental disasters, costing $40 million.  At the ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Site specific oil spill solutions for Gulf of Mexico

    Granite Environmental, Inc. is offering site specific oil spill cleanup solutions within the natural project cycle, such as oil boom fence  for wetlands, marshes and bayous, ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Most of San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Not Recoverable

    The latest overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday's spill of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. To date, seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting oil. The ...

  • The Department of Energy`s Scientific response to the oil spill

    At the request of President Obama, Secretary Chu and the Department of Energy"s National Laboratories are providing round-the-clock scientific support to help inform strategies to stop the BP oil spill. Secretary Chu has spent several days in Houston monitoring the top kill attempt, analyzing the data as it comes in and helping to develop strategies to give it the best chances of success. In the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA releases second phase of toxicity testing data for eight oil dispersants

    The US Environmental Protection Agency today released peer reviewed results from the second phase of its independent toxicity testing on mixtures of eight oil dispersants with Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil. EPA conducted the tests as part of an effort to ensure that EPA decisions remain grounded in the best available science and data. EPA’s results indicate that the eight dispersants tested ...

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