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Mid-scale testing of dispersant effectiveness

Environmental Studies Revolving Funds (Canada)

Mid-scale testing of dispersant effectiveness

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRandy Belore ; scientific adviser, M. Fingas.
SeriesEnvironmental Studies Research Funds (Canada). Report -- 068
ContributionsBelore, Randy.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21669809M
ISBN 100920783694

A dispersant’s chemical effectiveness depends on the chemical properties of the oil, the 3 properties of the dispersant, and the environmental conditions. Dispersants have changed over time. First-generation dispersants (before ) were designed to clean engines and contained highly toxic solvents (Lyons and Castaneda ).


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Get this from a library. Mid-scale testing of dispersant effectiveness. [Randy Belore; Canada. Energy, Mines and Resources.; Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs.; Environmental Studies Revolving Funds (Canada); Canada Oil and Gas Lands Administration.].

Introduction --EPA Standard Dispersant test procedures. EPA Standard Dispersant Effectiveness test ; EPA Standard Dispersant Toxicity test ; Biochemical Oxygen Demand test --Discussion of dispersant effectiveness test --Discussion of toxicity test. Series Title: Research reporting series., 2, Environmental protection technology ;, EPA-R The dispersion effectiveness ranged from % to 93%.

T對he BFT is a laboratory test with results that are inversely correlated with oil viscosity and therefore has predictive value in\ഠthe decision to use a dispersant in the event of a spill.

Keywords: Dispersion, Oil Spill, Dispersant, Crude Oil, Viscosity, Dispersion Effectiveness Created. Test Methods and Equipment. The dispersant effectiveness testing protocol developed since at Ohmsett was used in the testing.

The same test procedures were used as those implemented in the heavy oil tests (SL. Ross ). Detailed descriptions of the test protocol, and its development, and equipment used. large-scale test tank dispersant effectiveness (DE) data on 20 crude and fuel oils using Corexit dispersant [4].

The Ohmsett facility used a pilotscale batch wave tank to test oil dispersion under wave action. Oil was - pumped onto the water surface through a manifold, followed by dispersant application. After 30 minutes of. The test results obtained using this test method are effectiveness values that should be cited as test values derived from this standard test.

Dispersant effectiveness values do not directly relate to effectiveness at sea or in other apparatuses. Actual effectiveness at sea is dependant on sea energy, oil state, temperature, salinity, actual dispersant dosage, and amount of dispersant that.

A standard test is necessary to establish a baseline performance parameter so that dispersants can be compared, a given dispersant can be compared for effectiveness on different oils, and at different oil weathering stages, and batches of dispersant or oils can be checked for effectiveness changes with time or other factors.

This test method provides a second test at higher mixing energy. Conclusions from EPA DWH Testing •max efficacy in lab ~80% dispersion •in vitro toxicity in mammalian cell lines toxicity > 10ppm •acute ecotox consistent with NCP dispersant testing •dispersants less toxic than dispersant + oil mixtures •Corexit A: moderate toxicity; reasonable efficacy New EPA Testing.

The main objective of this study is to develop a new protocol for bench-scale dispersant effectiveness testing adapted for subsea dispersants injection (SSDI). The new approach includes turbulence conditions, dispersant injection techniques and quantification of effectiveness, more representative for a SSDI operation.

Results from the new system are compared to dispersant effectiveness. Seo, U. Paik, in Advances in Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP), Dispersants. Dispersants are widely used to improve dispersion stability. According to the DLVO (Derjaguin, Landau, Vervey, and Overbeek) theory, Mid-scale testing of dispersant effectiveness book in aqueous media can be agglomerated when van der Waals attraction is greater than electrostatic repulsion (Verwey et al., ; Derjaguin and Landau, ).

A controlled laboratory study was conducted to measure the dispersion effectiveness of Corexit on 23 different crude oils. This study was a part of a larger project initiated by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) testing 20 oils to compare the predictive value of laboratory dispersant effectiveness tests with their larger scale test conducted at Ohmsett, BSEE’s.

R outine dispersant effectiveness testing at sea was still not possible, so dispersant planners continued to use bench-scale methods to compare effectiveness of different dispersant brands (B elore et al.,Holder, ; Venosa and Holder ).

In recent years however, authors Mid-scale testing of dispersant effectiveness book protocols for dispersant. effectiveness, i.e., lab test efficacy results may not be completely representative of real world dispersant effectiveness.

Even in the case of the largest outdoor test tanks, oil spreading is constrained and dispersant effectiveness may be underestimated as a result (Figure 4). Figure 4 – Large Wave Basins Constrain Slick Spreading.

Mullin's 23 research works with citations and reads, including: Determining if Ohmsett is suitable for researching, testing and training in biofuel spill response. Mid-scale Testing of Dispersant Effectiveness Canadä April Figure 1. Figure 2. Test tank. Wave paddle and drive mechanism.

- 23 - Figure 3. Fan and choking Figure 4. Cells used in oil dispersion photography. - 24 - Figure 5. photograph of dispersion - 33 - Created Date.

A total of six dispersants were tested on four oil types. An attempt was made to correlate the field test results with three laboratory test methods.

Results showed that there is poor correlation between effectiveness results obtained from three different laboratory test systems, and between results from field and laboratory tests.

Numerous laboratory test systems have been developed for the comparison of efficacy between various chemical oil dispersant formulations. However, for the assessment of chemical dispersant effectiveness under realistic sea state, test protocols are required to produce hydrodynamic conditions close to the mixing, transport, and dilution effects found in the natural environment.

The objective of this project was to test dispersant effectiveness in the laboratory under conditions relevant to Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska. Two laboratory testing methods were used to compare a range of test conditions and dispersant to oil ratios (DORs) using PWS seawater at 8°C, Alaska North Slope (ANS) crude oil, and Corexit Dispersant Effectiveness Testing On Viscous, U.S.

Outer Continental Shelf Crude Oils: Phase III 1. Objectives and Goals The primary objective of the work was to study the mechanism by which oil viscosity limits the effectiveness of dispersants. Specifically, two viscosity issues were studied.

One is the ability of the dispersant to penetrate. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed an improved laboratory dispersant testing protocol, called the Baffled Flask Test (BFT). The BFT protocol was used to determine the effectiveness of three commercially available dispersants on two heavy fuel oils, namely IFO and IFO The baffled flask test (BFT) has been proposed by United States Environmental Protection Agency to be adopted as the official standard protocol for testing dispersant effectiveness.

The mixing energy in the baffled flask is investigated in this paper. Mid-Scale Tank Research Using Oil Herding Surfactants to Thicken Oil Slicks in Broken Ice. Ian Buist, S.L. Ross Environmental Research, Ltd. Completed MMS/BOEMRE 1: Heavy Oil Dispersant Research S.L. Ross Environmental Research, Ltd.

Completed BOEM 1: Baffled Flask Dispersant Effectiveness Testing Dr. Al Venosa Completed BOEM: 1. Dispersant effectiveness tests were completed using crude oils with viscosities ranging from 67 to 40, cP at test temperature. Preliminary and small-scale laboratory testing at the scale of.

A controlled laboratory study was conducted to measure the dispersion effectiveness of Corexit on 20 different crude oils. This study was a part of a larger project initiated by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) testing 20 oils to compare the predictive value of laboratory dispersant effectiveness tests with their larger scale test conducted at Ohmsett, BSEE's.

United States Environmental Protection Agency Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory Cincinnati OH Research and Development EPA//S/ Nov. SERA Project Summary A Field Dispersant Effectiveness Test Anibal Diaz The EPA's Releases Control Branch of the Hazardous Waste Engineering Re- search Laboratory has developed a rapid field test to evaluate the.

In the emulsion dispersion program, tests were conducted with both Corexit and Corexit dispersants. Only Corexit was used in the viscous oil dispersion testing. In the viscous oil test program, the effectiveness of the dispersant was influenced by.

The design of wave-tank dispersant-effectiveness studies should test specific hypotheses regarding factors that may influence operational effectiveness. These factors include oil properties expected to prevail under spill-response conditions such as water-in-oil emulsification and the potential for heterogeneity in the rheological properties of.

variation in the effectiveness of the dispersants caused by changes in salinity of sea water, temperature, oil type, oil weathering, dispersant type and rotation speed. Recently, the US EPA (Sorial et al. a,b) developed an improved dispersant testing protocol.

The test results obtained using this test method are effectiveness values that should be cited as test values derived from this standard test. Dispersant effectiveness values do not directly relate to effectiveness at sea or in other apparatuses. Actual effectiveness at sea is dependent on sea energy, oil state, temperature, salinity, actual dispersant dosage, and amount of dispersant that.

Dispersant Potential Effectiveness ACTION: Collect information on the oil and environmental conditions to evaluate whether dispersants are likely to be effective in the specific scenario.

NOTE: These parameters change with time, therefore regular updates are required to determine the window of opportunity for dispersant use. For example. Once the molecular level of a dispersant is modeled and it is tested in a lab, researchers move on to the wave pool.

There is no surfing involved; instead, researchers test their dispersants on oil spills in a small wave tank (10 meters (32 feet) long, meters (almost 5 feet) wide and deep) like the one at SL Ross, a Canadian consulting firm specializing in oil spills, seen on the left.

Kaku VJ, Boufadel MC, Venosa AD. Evaluation of mixing energy in laboratory flasks used for dispersant effectiveness testing.

Journal of Environmental Engineering. DISPERSANT TESTING UNDER REALISTIC CONDITIONS FINAL REPORT Report from Joint Industry Programme to identify and summarise the state-of-the-art on research conducted to date on the effectiveness of dispersant and mineral fines in ice.

Appendix C to Part - Swirling Flask Dispersant Effectiveness Test, Revised Standard Dispersant Toxicity Test, and Bioremediation Agent Effectiveness Test; Appendix D to Part - Appropriate Actions and Methods of Remedying Releases; Appendix E to Part - Oil Spill Response.

Because it is UNCORRECTED material, please consider the following text as a useful but insufficient proxy for the authoritative book pages. Using Oil Spill Dispersants on the Sea Committee on Effectiveness of Oil SpiB Dispersants Marine Board Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems National Research Council NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS.

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laboratory screening protocol for dispersant effectiveness consists of placing water, oil, and a dispersant in a flask and mixing the contents on an orbital shaker. Two flasks are being investigated, a simple Erlenmeyer (used in EPA's official Swirling Flask Test) and a baffled Erlenmeyer (used in a newly developed Baffled Flask Test).

The orifice size used in the testing appeared to have an effect on the dispersant effectiveness with better dispersant efficiency generally achieved in the larger orifice tests. The effect of gas to oil ratio (GOR) on the dispersant effectiveness was inconclusive.

This study did not address the issue of deep water releases, gas properties under. a monitoring program to test the effectiveness of the dispersant.

They also monitored how the dispersant was affecting the environment, water and air quality, and human health. Results from the program indicated that the dispersant was effective at breaking up oil and reducing the amount of oil that reached the surface.

Ohmsett continually adapts to support industry research and testing needs by developing applicable testing environments. Examples of these capabilities include in-situ burns (Propane) for fire boom testing, dispersant related evaluations, emulsion formation, and Arctic water testing.

dispersant-to-oil ratio of or 10% of the volume of the oil as testing has shown that this ratio is optimal for test conditions. It can be seen that dispersants are more effective when sea energy is high than when it is low.

The relationship between the amount of dispersant applied and the sea energy. Dispersant Application to a Spill 13 Main P Gulf of Mexico, 16 T/V Jessica, Galapagos, January 20 OHMSETT Effective Dispersant Test 24 Ineffective Operation - Heavy Oil Spill Example 26 Marine Animals of Concern 27 Dispersant Application Observation 30 Reporting Form.Comments on Test Revisions The statistical analysis of the dispersant effectiveness test results, discussed above, indicated that 11% of the total variance in test re- sults was attributable to differences among the laboratories.

A com- prehensive review of the procedures carried out by each laboratory, as well as a careful evaluation of the.The test program was conducted to better understand the effectiveness of various dispersants under the test conditions and compare the products.

The results will assist BSEE and its federal partners in their decision making in regards to the various dispersants being considered by the oil spill response organizations (OSROs) for use on the U.S.