About the Project
The deployment of LMWOs represents a significant challenge, insofar as LMWOs have to be heated or dissolved in a carrier solvent in order to disrupt their gelling intermolecular forces. This means they cannot be deployed as a powder, as the gelation forces will prevent dissolution into the oil, especially at low temperatures experienced at sea.
This project will involve the development of new LMWOs, specifically new methods for their deployment in water on oil slicks. An interest and experience in organic synthesis/soft materials would be desirable for those interested in this opportunity
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