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Document ID (ISN)109472
CIS number 09-402
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protecciˇn y seguridad
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Use of dispersants in cases of hydrocarbon spills
Original title Uso de dispersantes en derrames de hidrocarburos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2008, Vol.54, No.321, p.63-73. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Dispersants have long been used in cases of hydrocarbon spills. Their formulations are designed to ensure a rapid and safe mitigation of important environmental damage. This article presents the key elements of a guide aimed at persons responsible for decision-making in cases of hydrocarbon spills, so as to enable them to make prompt and informed decisions. Main topics addressed: mode of action of dispersants; questions that one must ask oneself when deciding to use or not to use dispersants; equipment for the spraying of dispersants; aircraft used for spraying; relevant Colombian legislation.
Descriptors (primary) hydrocarbons; dispersants; environmental pollution; spills; pollution control
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; aircraft; safety planning; ships; helicopters
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pollution control
Environmental pollution