Dispersant Testing Under Realistic Conditions

Key Goals

The overall goal of this research project is to provide additional evidence to support dispersant use in ice-covered waters.  The primary objective is to define the operational limits of dispersant and mineral fines in arctic marine waters with respect to oil type, oil viscosity, ice cover (type and concentration), air temperatures, and mixing energy (natural, water jet and propeller wash).  A second objective is to identify the regulatory requirements and permitting process for dispersant and mineral fines use for each arctic nation/region.  This project is being conducted by individual tasks on a phased approach.