Amitesh Saha is on a mission to find safer alternatives to dispersants currently being used in oil spill cleanup.
Study: Dispersant, UV Radiation Increase Oil Spill Impacts on Zooplankton but Food Web Interactions may Reduce Them
Researchers from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, including students from California and China, assessed impacts of crude oil, dispersant, and natural phenomena on zooplankton from the Gulf of Mexico.
The Research Board of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), as part of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference, convened a Forum to discuss the current understanding of dispersants and their use and application following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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Scientists with the University of Rhode Island, Tulane University, and the Cabot Corporation conducted tests using Carbon Black (CB) particles for more effective, safe, and low-cost oil spill remediation as compared to traditional dispersants.
Scientists who tracked deep underwater oil and gas plumes after the Deepwater Horizon incident concluded that the respiration of dissolved and trapped hydrocarbons resulted in reduced dissolved oxygen concentrations from a bloom of hydrocarbon-eating bacteria.
Often misunderstood by the public, dispersants are the single biggest weapon in the arsenal of those combating an oil spill.
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Scientists studying dispersants and related chemical compounds recently published their findings.
Scientists used a mathematical approach to uncover path-defining “structures” beneath Gulf waters that governed the movement of oil following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.