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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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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.
High-Performance Dispersants: The chemistry types encompassed by this group vary significantly, but, in general, high-performance dispersants differ from commodity dispersants in several ways.
It was the first controlled test of how Deepwater Horizon oil and the dispersant Corexit[R] 9500 affect coral offspring.
The LAEO is about to publish a position paper to educate emergency response professionals and industry stakeholders, calling for a ban on the use of dispersants while bringing to light alternative solutions.
"Tamol and Orotan high-performance dispersants from Dow have filled a significant market need for the coatings industry, as well as other Dow businesses in North America and worldwide," explained Jose Maria Bermudez, business director, Dow Coating Materials North America.
Furthermore, adding a stabilizer (dispersant or surfactant) [2, 4, 8-10, 16, 18, 20, 25, 27, 43-45] or adjusting the pH value [4, 14, 17-19, 24, 25] of nanofluids can improve their suspension performance and enhance their practicality and long-term stability.
After the 2010 blowout at the Macondo Prospect, the company released about 2.6 million gallons of dispersant chemicals to disperse the huge quantities of crude oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.
He said, however, that Nigeria was better prepared this time, with some 210 tonnes of dispersant being prepared to attack the spill, which has spread to an area between 35 and 45 miles (about 55-70km) in size.
(60) Admiral Landry promptly authorized the use of dispersants to combat the oil spill and BP began spraying Corexit from both government and private airplanes.
Nearly 3 million liters (some 771,000 gallons) of a chemical dispersant ejected into oil and gas from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill last spring and summer lingered until at least September, a new study shows.
The GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study), to help learn if oil spills and exposure to crude oil and dispersants affect physical and mental health, will launch in states along the Gulf Coast in February 2011.
He was speaking following a two-day workshop on chemical dispersants and their role in oil spill response held at Elite Suites, Sanabis.