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Maximising operational effectiveness of dispersants: sea trial - AE0817

Summary Objective
Using well-known fuel oils and licensed dispersants compare and contrast through a series of sea trials, in suitable weather conditions, the effectiveness of such dispersant treatments and compare the results with laboratory derived information.

Key Customer Purpose
In collaboration with other organisations involved with developing best practice for the minimisation of the environmental impact of oils through the use of dispersants provide a protocol for their future use in UK waters.

Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0817 Final Report   (1745k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £10,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Oil Dispersal              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine