Latest Dispersant Stories

2010-08-03 06:25:00

A new study showed on Monday that dispersants mixed with crude are no more toxic to marine life than oil alone and the type used by BP in the Gulf of Mexico is no worse than any others.

2010-07-30 16:55:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A Statement from Attorneys Stuart Smith and Mike Stag, and Toxicologist Dr. William Sawyer: "Most southeast Louisiana residents know by now that BP is using chemical dispersants in the Gulf to help make the oil go away.

2010-07-27 12:41:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has filed a class action lawsuit in the Southern District of Alabama against British Petroleum and Nalco Company.

2010-07-19 06:50:00

The massive BP oil spill has scientists and experts fearing a decades-long “cascading” effect on marine life that could lead to alterations in the entire biological network in the Gulf of Mexico.

2010-07-15 09:40:00

A team of chemists led by Dr George John, Associate Professor at The City College of New York (CCNY), have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that forms on the top of a pot of chilled chicken soup.

2010-06-29 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- What if cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico wasn't a matter of choosing between harsh chemical dispersants, labor-intensive skimming and potentially dangerous burns? Dr. Richard Gross, professor of chemical and biological science and Herman F.

2010-06-16 22:25:27

The widespread belief that chemical dispersants will enhance the breakdown of oil from the Gulf of Mexico disaster is based on weak scientific data.

2010-06-08 07:30:00

Developed by Pitt engineering professor Di Gao in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, the technique combines an ordinary cotton filter with a solution that repels oil while allowing water to pass through.

2010-06-07 09:05:00

While an out-of-control gusher deep in the Gulf of Mexico fouls beaches and chokes marshland habitat, another threat could be growing below the oil-slicked surface.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.