In the Lab with Marco Kaltofen

September 7th – 8:40PM – Recently we spoke about the chemical dispersant Corexit, made by Nalco and produced in Houston, Texas.  Nearly 2 million gallons of two versions of this chemical were reported to have been used by BP and Unified Command.   The video below is a full experiment on the effects that Corexit has on crude oil, with regards to the amount of hydrocarbons released into the water column. It’s a bit long, but very telling. The experiment is conducted by Marco Kaltofen, P.E. at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an independent civil engineer, currently performing tests for a Louisiana-based attorney.

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