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dispersant

(dis-pĕr′sănt) [ disperse]
A chemical that prevents organic substances from concentrating as sludge in a particular location. Such agents are used to break up oil spills or other substances but may have their own toxic effects.
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It wove together the complex chemical and physical interactions among water, oil, gas, and dispersant that occurred during Deepwater Horizon.
Although data on toxicity of dispersants are limited, there is some evidence of effects caused by the component ingredients of each dispersant.
Kim [18] demonstrated the effect of chemical structure of dispersant on the dispersal properties of nanotubes in organic media.
The aim of the present study was to determine, using flow cytometry (FCM), the cellular effects of DWH oil spill contaminants, including both oil and dispersant, on the spermatozoa of the eastern oyster and to relate them to the fertilization success of exposed gametes.
This high performance dispersant is designed for ease of use, which is an ideal choice as a single workhorse dispersant for multiple dispersions.
Air Products Materials Technologies segment introduced ZetaSperse 3800, its latest addition to its portfolio of polymeric dispersants.
In 2016, Dow is focusing on new innovations including nil phosphate dispersants for automatic dishwashing, benefits beyond clean in fabric care, enhanced anti-redeposition in fabric care and a new solution delivering exceptional soft focus effect with a velvety feel.
This can result in synergistic benefits, but selection is critical to avoid competitive behaviors with the dispersant chemistries.
The Deepwater Horizon rig spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and responders used nearly 2 million gallons of dispersant to help keep oil slicks from reaching shore.
Pedigo questions: "What happened to the remainder of the estimated 2 million barrels of oil plus dispersant chemicals left in the Gulf of Mexico and how are the continued appearing slicks and unnatural seeps from the fractured seabed floor in the Macondo zone being handled?
Investing in expanded dispersant production continues Dow's ongoing objective to bring new products and technology innovations to market faster than ever before," continued Bermudez.
6 million gallons of dispersant chemicals to disperse the huge quantities of crude oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.