The laboratories involved in Kill•Spill will provide amongst others expertise in characterising surfactant-water-oil phase behaviour and structure as well as solvent effects on polymer conformation. The techniques employed encompass: light scattering (dynamic & static); small-angle X-ray scattering; rheology (oscillatory & shear); optical microscopy (confocal, fluorescence); atomic force microscopy (with fluid cell); quartz crystal microbalance (with dissipation).
Main tasks in the project
- Biosurfactant evaluation as dispersants; surface characterization in presence of oil, dispersant (WP3)
- Innovative dispersant formulations: bio-based, controlled release, timed release, triggered release (WP6)