|Document ID (ISN)||109472|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0120-5684 - Protecciˇn y seguridad
|Convention or series no.
||Use of dispersants in cases of hydrocarbon spills
||Uso de dispersantes en derrames de hidrocarburos [in Spanish]|
||Sep.-Oct. 2008, Vol.54, No.321, p.63-73. Illus. 13 ref.
||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.
||hydrocarbons; dispersants; environmental pollution; spills; pollution control
||legal aspects; aircraft; safety planning; ships; helicopters
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Colombia|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards