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OSRR-506-Analysis of IFO-180 and IFO-380 Oil Properties for Dispersant Window of Opportunity

Project Number
Project Initiation Date
Performing Activity
S. L. Ross Environmental Research Ltd.
Principal Investigator
Mr. Randy Belore
Contracting Agency

This project will extend the work to complete property analyses on IFO-180 and IFO-380 fuel oils used in the June 2003 UK field trials and in the Ohmsett dispersant effectiveness experiments completed in the fall of 2003.

Tasks to be completed:

Conduct detailed oil property analyses on IFO-180 and IFO-380 fuel oils;
Write a technical report, scientific paper and powerpoint presentation that incorporate results from all analyses (SL Ross and COOGER laboratory maintained by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans) on the results of this research project.

Latest progress update

Detailed analysis of the IFO-180 and IFO-380 fuel oils is complete.

Results from these analyses will be included in several scientific papers presented in the Chemical Countermeasures sessions at the 2005 International Oil Spill Conference in May 2005. When the proceedings for the conference are printed, copies of these scientific papers will be posted in the report section for this project.

The results will also be directly incorporated into the final report for the U.K. Field Trials as well as the final report for TAR Project 507 Correlating Results of Ohmsett Dispersant Test with At-Sea Trials: Workshop to Coordinate Publications and Prioritize Follow-up Research.