1.What is a dispersant?

Dr. Skimmer

Dispersants are chemicals that are applied to oil to break it up into tiny droplets. The tiny droplets provide more surface area for the oil to weather and break down. Dispersants can be applied by anything from a hand-held spray can to an airplane.

Dispersant applied by airplane
Dispersant being applied by an airplane

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