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Main Title Oil Recovery System Using Sorbent Material.
Author Gumt, Garth D. ; Melo, Thomas P. ;
CORP Author Meloy Labs., Inc., Springfield, Va.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-68-01-0068; EPA-15080-HET; 04985,; 670/2-73-068
Stock Number PB-229 576
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Oils ; Materials recovery ; Absorption ; Foam ; Feasibility ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Cost estimates ; Ships ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil slicks
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-229 576 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 148p
The feasibility of recovering oil in slicks lmm and thicker by the use of recycled sorbents has been shown in laboratory and wave tank tests. Sorbents made of recticulated foam are broadcast on the sea, herded by a boom, picked up by a porous belt and the oil squeezed out of the sorbents by a wringer. The sorbents are then rebroadcast on the sea for further oil recovery. General equations were developed for basic sorption properties, sorbent broadcasting, sorbent herding, sorbent pickup, recovery of oil from the sorbent and for the total system. Based on the laboratory modeling and general equations, the total system concept was developed. It was concluded that one inch cube sorbent particles distributed in a shrouded rectilinear screw fed system was optimal. A 4/1 compression ratio of the slick by a boom herding the sorbent and oil to the channel would work under virtually any wave condition.