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Development of new tests for oil spill remediation products - AE0214

Description
R&D Summary Objectives:- Develop biodegradation tests and other tests as necessary in relation to new product developments with a view to ensuring that the tests routinely used to assess product acceptability are those most suitable for the task in hand. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to properly judge the potential environmental impact of oil pollution amelioration agents so that only those that are biodegradable and exert minimal adverse side effects on marine and other life are approved for use under the FEPA Part II authorisation scheme.
Objective
Develop biodegradation tests and other tests as necessary in relation to new product developments with a view to ensuring that the tests routinely used to assess product acceptability are those most suitable for the task in hand.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0214: Final report Development of new tests for oil spill remediation products   (45k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1993

To: 1996

Cost: £131,593
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine