The use of oil booms is a straightforward and popular method of controlling oil spills.
Once the oil has been confined by using oil booms, skimmers or oil scoops can be deployed.
Sorbents are materials that soak up liquids by either absorption or adsorption.
In this method, the oil floating on the surface is ignited to burn it off.
Dispersal agents, such as Corexit 9500, are sprayed upon the spill, which aid the natural breakdown of oil components.
HOT WATER & HIGH PRESSURE WASHING
This is used in situations where the oil is inaccessible to mechanical removal methods such as booms and skimmers.
USING MANUAL LABOUR
This method requires hand-held tools and manual labour to clean up the contaminants.
It refers to the use of specific microorganisms to remove any toxic or harmful substances.
It is used to prevent the oil from spreading and contaminating the adjacent areas.
The simplest method of dealing with oil spill cleanup operation is to use the vagaries of nature like the sun, the wind, etc.