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Published by Applied Science Publishers [for] the Institute of Petroleum, Great Britain in Barking .
Written in English


  • Oil spills and wildlife -- Congresses.,
  • Petroleum -- Toxicity testing -- Congresses.,
  • Dispersing agents -- Toxicity testing -- Congresses.,
  • Toxicity testing -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by L. R. Beynon and E. B. Cowell.
ContributionsBeynon, L. R., Cowell, E. B., Institute of Petroleum (Great Britain)
LC ClassificationsQH91.8.O4 E25 1974b
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 149 p. :
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4274771M
ISBN 100853344582
LC Control Number78300190

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Refinements to the CROSERF protocols may be warranted for future toxicity testing of dispersants and dispersed oil, either to address specific concerns with the current test procedures (as highlighted below) or to provide greater site-specificity for risk assessment purposes (e.g., dispersant use in . These toxicity tests were conducted as part of an overall assessment of BP’s use of Corexit in response to the oil spill in the Gulf. These tests, coupled with EPA’s first round of dispersant tests show that dispersants are not distinguishable from one another based on the acute toxicity tests for sensitive aquatic organisms. Toxicity testing for ranking oils and dispersants, and toxicity testing for ecological predictions are reviewed, and the relationship between laboratory and field experiments is examined. View. Test Oils: The standard test oil, No. 2 Fuel Oil, was chosen for its known relative toxicity, ease of acquisition, and consistency of composition as compared with crude oils and other petroleum pro- ducts, and the ease of preparation for testing.

In Ecological aspects of toxicity testing of oils and dispersants, L. R. Beynon and E. B. Cowell, eds. Essex, England: Applied Science Publishers Ltd. pp. . Working Party on Dispersants. Title(s): Ecological aspects of toxicity testing of oils and dispersants/ edited by L. R. Beynon and E. B. Cowell. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: New York: . Under the Dumping at Sea Act the use of oil slick dispersants requres a licence from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in England and Wales. These licences are issued or refused on the basis of tests to assess the toxicity of the dispersant when used at sea or on by:   Although it is generally well accepted that the drivers of aquatic toxicity in the water column following the use of new‐generation dispersants are the dissolved fractions of the treated oil (National Research Council ) and although recent laboratory studies have further demonstrated that dispersants are less toxic than the tested oils (e Cited by:

In Hong Kong, the toxicity of oil spill dispersants was assessed in a preliminary screening test, based upon TD 50 values in samples of ten fish. Later, an improved test was introduced, based upon new procedures developed in the United Kingdom and modified to suit conditions in Hong by: Aurand, D. and G. Coelho (Editors). Cooperative Aquatic Toxicity Testing of Dispersed Oil and the “Chemical Response to Oil Spills: Ecological Effects Research Forum (CROSERF).” Ecosystem Management & Associates, Inc. Lusby, MD. Technical Report , pages + . Dispersants change the distribution, not the amount, of oil within a marine environment. The author of this book examines how well the government handled the dispersant issues it faced in the absence of necessary scientific information and pursuant to a regulatory regime Format: Hardcover. We use cookies to offer you a better experience, personalize content, tailor advertising, provide social media features, and better understand the use of our services.