Bergendahl, John Andrew
Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering