The contents of this guide remain very practical. It provides information on sorbent types, specifications, particularities, regulations, deployment techniques, waste disposal and precautions of use.
Table of contents
A. Preparation - Response plan
A.1 - Why use sorbents?
A.2 - How do sorbents work?
A.3 - What types of sorbents exist?
A.4 - Regulations
A.5 - Right-sizing and managing stockpiles
B Situation assessment
B.1 - When and where can sorbents be used?
B.2 - Selection criteria
C.1 - Choosing sorbents for spills on land
C.2 - Choosing sorbents for floating spills on water
C.3 - Deploying bulk sorbents (type A)
C.4 - Deploying sorbent pads and rolls (types B and C)
C.5 - Deploying sorbent pillows and booms (types D and E)
C.6 - Deploying sorbent mops (type F)
C.7 - Examples of use
C.8 - Deploying makeshift sorbents
C.9 - What quantities of sorbent are needed?
C.10 - What precautions must be taken?
C.11 - How are oiled sorbents disposed of?
D Experience feedback
D.1 - Erika spill
D.2 - Prestige spill
D.3 - Rokia Delmas spill
D.4 - Ambès spill
E Further information
E.1 - Glossary
E.2 - Useful websites
E.3 - Bibliography
Examples of regulations and standards in different countries