Marine Oil Spill Case Study

Diesel fuel “sheen” was present on a lake after a domestic fuel oil storage tank failed and a small quantity of fuel oil migrated into the lake.
The sheen was contained along the shoreline with an 18 inch containment boom.
A small hand held sprayer was used to apply a very small amount of DXR onto the sheen.
The DXR acted as a “surface tension modifier” which allowed the sheen to disperse into the water column.
Laboratory analytical results confirmed the sheen had diluted into the water column to non-detect levels in less than 10 seconds.