Faculty Advisor

Bergendahl, John Andrew

Faculty Advisor

Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to experimentally investigate the behavior of the dispersant employed in clean-up efforts to the Gulf of Mexico affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, namely COREXIT 9500A174. Laboratory results provide insight into the characteristics of the dispersant and shed light onto some unexpected observations. Analysis of the data and observations formed several conclusions pertaining to the properties of the dispersant itself as well as the methods of application involved in the clean-up efforts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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