Author(s)Wilson, Jr, M P
54 Environmental Sciences
Pollution Control Equipment 020900* -- Petroleum-- Environmental Aspects
022000 -- Petroleum-- Transport, Handling, & Storage
520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)
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AbstractThis study reviews and assesses the technology of oil spill spreading, retention and cleanup and proposes research needs in these areas. Sources of oil spills are analyzed and the difficulty of gathering meaningful statistics is discussed. Barrier technology is reviewed and problem areas analyzed. Natural and forced biodegradation and natural and chemical dispersion of oil spills are considered. Research recommendations are categorized under the following two headings (1) Preventive techniques and (2) Containment, Cleanup and Dispersion.