This is an update report on dispersants and dispersant research. Detailed reviews were carried out for Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) in 2002, 2008, 2014, and 2017.
This summary review briefly covers published literature since the last review in 2017. The report identifies recent advances in all topics of dispersion and focuses on dispersant effectiveness, toxicity, and biodegradation. Emphasis in this report is placed on aspects that relate to Alaska and Prince William Sound specifically.
The report does not cover all aspects of dispersant knowledge but rather focuses on newly published developments.