The primary objective of the Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS) was to understand the molecular basis of dispersant systems, the way the components of dispersants act in breaking oil into small drops by studying in detail the processes at the interface of oil and water. As a consequence of such improved understanding, it was also an objective to design alternative concepts in oil dispersion, taking into account natural processes occurring in ocean environments. The development of new environmentally benign dispersants was always an underlying focus of research efforts.
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