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Dispersant Tour

There has been an enormous amount of interest in dispersants from the world community in recent years. Numerous reports and studies have been conducted. We believe an educated consumer is a good one and we have provided information compiled by outside organizations for your benefit. We believe this information gives a good understanding of dispersants in general.

If you want to learn more about how dispersants work and why to use them, please click on the link below.

Dispesants: A Guided Tour
http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/photos/dispers/dispers.html

How Do Dispersants Work?
Dispersants work much like the detergent soap that you use to clean grease from your dishes (but dispersants are less toxic). They contain molecules with a water-compatible ("hydrophilic") end and an oil-compatible ("lipophilic") end. These molecules attach to the oil, reducing the interfacial tension between oil and water, breaking up the oil slick, as shown below.

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