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Main Title Restoration of Beaches Contaminated by Oil.
Author Gumt, Garth D. ;
CORP Author Meloy Labs., Inc., Springfield, Va.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-14-12-809; EPA-15080-EOT; R2-72-045;
Stock Number PB-214 419
Additional Subjects ( Beaches ; Cleaning) ; ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; Mobile equipment ; Design ; Sands ; Feeding(Supplying) ; Separators ; Process variables ; Flotation ; Performance evaluation ; Cost estimates ; Oil pollution removal ; Froth flotation ; Oil water separators
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-214 419 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 129p
Based on laboratory studies, a 30 ton per hour pilot plant was built for cleaning oil contaminated beach sands. The plant utilized the principle of froth flotation. Extensive field testing considered different oils, feed concentrations, both brackish and sea water, and a range of processing conditions. These varied from nominal runs with sand feed rates of 30 tons per hour and oil concentrations of 0.5% to oil/water separations at high capacity. Using the test results, a mobile unit was designed, constructed, and field tested. Data was obtained on the effects on cleaning efficiency of relevant process parameters. The mobile unit operated successfully under a wide range of conditions. These tests and design are presented.