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Developing a dispersant efficiency test for `Type 4` dispersants - AE0811

Summary Objectives:-
Develop a new dispersant testing protocol to identify a new category of dispersants for treating emulsified heavy fuel oils and highly viscous crude oil emulsions.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Enable MAFF to approve a new category of oil dispersants for use on spills of heavy fuel oils and highly viscous crude oils.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 1999

Cost: £54,630
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Technology
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine