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Main Title Field manual for plunging water jet use in oil spill cleanup
Author Nash, James H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Farlow, John S.
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, NJ.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/045; EPA-68-03-3056; PB84158880
Stock Number PB84-158880
OCLC Number 48676231
Additional Subjects Hydraulic jets ; Oil pollution ; Water pollution control ; Manuals ; Field tests ; Performance evaluation ; Ocean waves ; Floating bodies ; Ocean currents ; Water supply ; Pumps ; Water traffic ; Spray nozzles ; Containment ; Booms(Equipment) ; Oil spills ; Cleanup
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD  EPA 600-2-84-045 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/11/2002
NTIS  PB84-158880 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 19 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The use of plunging water jets can often make possible the control (and, as a consequence, the cleanup) of spilled oil and other floating pollutants in currents too swift for conventional equipment. This short, illustrated manual provides practical information for field and planning personnel on the principles of plunging water jet operation, rapid fabrication of the equipment (from readily available materials), and use in the field. Water jets aimed vertically downwards from above the water surface carry entrained air into the water column. The expansion of this air returning to the surface generates a horizontal surface current which carries the floating pollutant laterally relative to the direction of stream flow. This lateral motion can be used in a diversionary manner to carry the floating pollutant into naturally occurring regions of the low flow, where conventional equipment works efficiently. This system is relatively unaffected by waves and works well in currents up to at least 6 knots.
Project officer: John S. Farlow. Contract no. 68-03-3056. Photocopy.