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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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We then used the model to conduct a key test that was never done in real life: We ran the model to see what likely would have happened if dispersants had not been injected immediately above the wellhead during the crisis.
The research team found that workers exposed to dispersants were more likely to experience certain symptoms cough, wheeze, tightness in the chest, and burning in the eyes, nose, throat, or lungs than those who were not exposed to dispersants.
Although dispersants were used in some of these previous OSRC operations, no studies looked at distinguishing effects of exposure to the dispersants.
17] constructed the adsorption isotherms of succinimide dispersants with different chain lengths and found the optimum chain length (acting as a lipophilic part) which gives higher adsorption and hence the better coverage of the surface which is a requirement of a stable dispersion.
virginica had the potential to be adversely affected by the petroleum hydrocarbons and dispersants found in the Gulf of Mexico at that time.
ZetaSperse 3800 dispersant is suitable for the stabilization and dispersion of a wide range of solids, pigments and fillers in aqueous applications, including colorants and pigment concentrations, coatings and paints, inks and graphic arts, and industrial processes.
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.
But dispersants may change and even exacerbate the threats from oil toxins.
Despite repeated requests, the EPA continued to enforce the use of dispersants and toxic solutions.
DOW Coating Materials says it will produce more dispersants to meet fast growing demand from customers across the world.
The researchers warned that using such dispersants in oil spills near shore could allow these chemicals to penetrate sands deeply enough to threaten groundwater supplies.