The immediate and long-term effects of oil spills have on coral reefs are often quite difficult to predict. This is due to the fact that each spill entails as well as produces a wide variety of physical, chemical, and biological circumstances. The manner by which corals are exposed to the oil spill, as well as the composition of the material at the time of contact, would depend upon what the gravity of the oil spill will be.
There are three general ways by which coral reefs may be exposed to oil during a spill. The first would be though direct oil contact. Usually, this becomes possible when the surface of the oil is deposited upon corals that live close to the surface of the water. This also happens when coral reefs become exposed with the tides. Another way would be when rough currents combine with a type of light, soluble oil. And when these factors combine together, the result is that the oil mixes in below the surface of the water, where it often has a considerable effect on coral reefs. Despite the fact that these corals are exposed to less amounts of the substance beneath the surface of the water, lighter oil components (which can easily mix with water) can contain higher levels of toxicity.
An additional way by which coral reefs may be exposed to oil is through subsurface oiling. This condition is generally brought about when heavy oils combine with sediment material. This circumstance often increases the oil"s density, reaching the point by which it may sink into the water, resulting to the smothering of corals.
Utilizing drum liners would bring additional benefits in keeping chemical contents separated from other materials and waste products, which come in various types. Toxic wastes are materials that pose serious harm whenever they are ingested or absorbed. These would also release toxic chemicals into the soil or groundwater when they are disposed of improperly on land. Materials that contain highly concentrated amounts of heavy metals fall under this classification. Examples of these would be cadmium, lead, or mercury.
The pursuit of maintaining safety, productivity and cleanliness in the workplace should remain a top priority for establishments. In this regard, DAWG has endeavored to provide products and services over the course of more than twenty years. From its beginnings as a small spill control company, DAWG has become a large multi-brand supplier of products which are specially made for industrial safety, personal protection and building maintenance. DAWG offers a variety of drum liners that provide security and protection specific to a particular establishment.