Research / Research

Oil Composition vs. Dispersant Effectivness

Project Number
1073
Program
Progress Date
04/24/2020
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Paul Panetta, Richard Byrne
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$499,446.00
Estimated Completion Date
09/15/2019
Description

This project further investigated the relationship between the oils' chemical composition and viscosity on dispersant effectiveness. The viscosity, saturates, aromatics, resins, and asphaltene content were determined for the oils tested.  Approximately 14 oils were tested against two dispersants at two temperatures. The baffled flask method was used, along with the LISST and acoustics, to determine dispersant effectiveness. 

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Status
Completed
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Peer Review Status
N/A