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Main Title An oil recovery system utilizing polyurethane foam : a feasibility study /
Author Cochran, R. A. ; Fraser, J. P. ; Hemphill, D. P. ; Oxenham, J. P. ; Scott., P. R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cochran, R. A.
CORP Author Edison Water Quality Research Lab.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-670/2-73-084; EPA-68-01-0067; EPA-15080-HES; W74-07341
Stock Number PB-231 838
OCLC Number 01278527
Subjects Oil pollution of water ; Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc ; Sorbents
Additional Subjects Oil pollution removal ; Water pollution control ; Oil spills ; Recovery ; Polyurethane resins ; Foam rubber ; Sorbents ; Booms(Equipment) ; Design ; Belts(Conveyors) ; Blowers ; Cost engineering ; Incinerators ; Performance evaluation ; Experimental data
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-73-084 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-73-084 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/28/2018
ERAD  EPA 670/2-73-084 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/18/2013
NTIS  PB-231 838 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
A system has been developed for recovering spilled oil from water surfaces under a wide variety of environmental conditions and for all types of oils. The system is designed to recover oil at rates up to 9,000 gal./hr. The system is based on the use of polyurethane foam, foamed on the job site, as a sorbent for the spilled oil. The foam is recirculated to increase efficiency and to lower unit costs. Equipment needed includes collection booms, and open-mesh chain-link belt for harvesting the oil-soaked sorbent, and a roller-wringer to remove oil and water from the foam. The foam is initially comminuted and distributed onto the water by means of a hay blower (mulcher), and recycled foam is distributed by an open-throat centrifugal blower. Recovered oil and water are transported to shore in large fabric bags for further treatment prior to disposal. Used foam is disposed of by incineration.
Report prepared by Shell Development Company, Pipeline Research and Development Laboratory. Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under contract #68-01-0067. "October 1973." Includes bibliographical references (page 181).