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Using Oil Spill Dispersants on the Sea (1989)

Chapter: Appendix C: Conversion Factors

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Conversion Factors." National Research Council. 1989. Using Oil Spill Dispersants on the Sea. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/736.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Conversion Factors." National Research Council. 1989. Using Oil Spill Dispersants on the Sea. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/736.
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APPENDIX C Conversion Factors Acres Acres Barrels Barrels Cubic Feet Feet Gallons (U.S.) Gallons (U.S.) Gallons (U.S.~/Acre Hectares Kilometers Kilometers Kilometers/Hour Knots Knots Knots Liters I`iters/Hectare Meters Miles (Nautical) Miles (Nautical) Miles (Nautical) x X 0.4047 X 4.047 x 10-3 42.0 35.0 2.832 X 10-2 0.3048 0.833 3.785 9.353 2.471 X 0.6214 X 0.5396 X 0.5396 X 1.852 X i.~51 X 0.5~5 X 0.264 X 0. X 3.281 X 6.076 X 103 X 1.852 X {.~5~6 322 Hectares Square Kilometers Gallons (U.S.) Gallons (Imperial) Cubic Meters Meters Gallons (Imperial) l:iters I,iters/Hectare Acres Miles (Statute) Miles (Nautical) Knots Kilometers/Hour Statute Miles/Hour Meters/Second Gallons (U.S.) Cubic Meters/ Square Kilometer Feet Feet Kilometers Miles (Statute)

APPENDIX C Miles (Statute) Miles (Statute) Miles (Statute)/Hour Tons (U.S.) (2,000 I`bs) Tons (Metric) Tons (Metric) Tons (Metric) 323 x x 5.280 x 103 1.609 0.8684 .907 1.102 294 7.5 Feet Kilometers Knots Tons (Metric) Tons (U.S.) Gallons U.S. (Avg. Oil) Barrels

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While major oil spills are rare, oil slicks can have disastrous environmental and economic consequences. This book summarizes research on the use of chemical dispersants: their effectiveness and limitations and the results of using them in different spill situations. Based on laboratory and field research as well as on actual case histories, this book contains a clear-cut set of recommendations for action, planning, and research. Of special interest is the chapter on the biological effects of oil itself and of oil treated with chemical dispersants.

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