Oil Spill Dispersants

Oil Spill Dispersants

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We offer Oil Spill Dispersant that assists in breaking oil into smaller droplets. It is used after oil spill occurs. A balanced mixture of solvents and emulsifier, this dispersant is very useful as it creates small droplets of oil that are very easy to disperse in water. In addition, these are more readily biodegradable by microbes.

We understand that there is a concern of chemical dispersant being toxic to marine life, which reduces their use. Considering this, we have developed FireChem Oil Spill Dispersant that is completely biodegradable, effective, non-toxic and environmentally safe. Also, the product is tested at NIO Goa according to the specifications of Warren Spring Lab, UK. Our dispersant are fully approved and tested, making it ideal choice during oil spill.

Hazards of Oil Spills and Its Cleaning

When an oil spill occurs, it effects all the marine resources such as plantation, animals etc. Further, it can result in long terms damages in terms of environment and economy. The ideal plan of action after an oil spill is to accumulate all the oil and remove it from water, physically. But, due to weather and other factors such kind of recovery is not possible. Adding on, mechanical recovery is very costly in comparison to the chemical cleaning.

Oil Spill Dispersant are the ideal chemical dispersion method to handle offshore oil pollution. These dispersant or chemicals comprise surfactants, that are surface active agents. Having a solvent base, these lower the inter-facial tension by undergoing absorption at the oil-water interface. This action creates small oil droplets that can be easily dispersed into the water. Turbulence is one factor which helps in diluting the small droplets of oil into seawater, thereby reducing its concentrate to initial levels.

A dispersant delivers maximum effectiveness on fresh oil in comparison to weathered oils. Also, oil viscosity increases with weathering. Hence, whether to use a dispersant should be taken quickly.

Dispersant is considered an effective oil spill response strategy, when used properly. Oil spill dispersant is designed to remove a large quantities of oil from the sea surface. This process is conducted by transferring the oil into the water column where through a natural processes, it is broken down. This technique is better in every way, as other at-sea response techniques are limited by weather conditions or the availability of resources, while this technique is provides significant environmental and economic benefits. Moreover, offshore oil pollution can be significantly reduced using this chemical.

Oil spill dispersants are composed of surface active agents (surfactants) in a solvent base, which are absorbed at the oil/water interface and lower the inter facial tension.