Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 11 OF 23
|Main Title||Recovery of floating oil rotating disk type skimmer. /|
|CORP Author||Susquehanna Corporation. Atlantic Research Systems Division. Marine Systems.|
|Publisher||[Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office] : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,|
|Report Number||EPA WQO 14 12 883; EPA-WQO-15080-FWN; 02367,; 15080-FWN-07/71|
|Stock Number||PB-205 208|
|Subjects||Oil spills. ; Oil separators.|
|Additional Subjects||( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Oils ; Skimmers) ; ( Materials recovery ; Oils) ; Disks(Shapes) ; Tests ; Fuel oil ; Bunker oils ; Performance evaluation ; Theories ; Oil pollution removal|
|Collation||viii, 134 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
Laboratory tests indicated the feasibility of recovering 50,000 gal. of oil per hour using a series of powdered metal discs approximately 7 ft. in diameter and 12 ft. long. Testing included various oils ranging from light diesel oil to Bunker 'C' grade oil. Oil spread as thinly as 1.5 mm in thickness was amenable to collection, but recovery efficiency greatly improved with increased thickness. Herding of the oil with booms, as well as current, whether natural or caused by towing the disc unit through the oil, were shown to increase the oil thickness. Oil starvation, in the form of insufficient oil contacting the disc was shown to be a significant problem, but recovered oil still contained only around 2% moisture, eliminating the need for a separator. Wave action was shown to actually enhance pick-up.
"15080 FWN 07/71." Prepared under contract no. 14-12-883. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.