OPEC supplies oil spill dispersants, oil slick dispersants for oil spill response, emergency response, for oil spills on the sea

Oil Spill Dispersants

OPEC provides an environmentally friendly, highly efficient oil dispersant for dealing with oil spills (slicks) at sea.

What is an oil slick dispersant?

  • A mix of solvents and surfactants to disperse oil into water
  • Designed to break down the surface tension between oil and the surrounding water
  • Drops out oil from the surface into smaller surface areas
  • Sits in the water with neutral buoyancy
  • Does not sink
  • Enables marine microbes to naturally biodegrade the oil
  • Extremely fast process in comparison to leaving it to the natural environment to deal with oil on water

Advantages of Superdispersant 25:

  • Made from naturally occurring environmentally friendly raw materials
  • Non Toxic
  • Does not harm the marine environment
  • Non Flammable
  • Not Kerosene based
  • Very long shelf life
  • Safe to use
  • Held in stock
  • Quick lead times
  • Meets international approvals
  • Suitable for type 2 and 3 applications (air or sea, concentrated or diluted)

Superdispersant-25 has approval from the UK MCAA (Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009) organisation, as well as approval from CEDRE in France and ROPME in the Middle East.

t also makes up more than half of the UK government stockpile of oil slick dispersant situated around the UK coastline in readiness for treatment of an oil spill.

The application of dispersant to oil spills in UK waters is now an integral part of the National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations published by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).