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Main Title Overview of current spill cleanup technology
Author Griffiths, Richard A.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600-D-82-341
Stock Number PB83-116939
OCLC Number 19752821
Subjects Waste spills ; Pollution control equipment ; Water--Pollution ; Marine resources conservation ; Oil spills
Additional Subjects Cleaning ; Water pollution control ; Crude oil ; Responses ; Floating ; Evaporation ; Vapors ; Mixing ; Acids ; Pesticides ; Hydrocarbons ; Hazardous materials ; Ammonia ; Bacteria ; Degradation ; Neutralizers ; Equipment ; Recovery ; Buffers(Chemistry) ; Stabilizers(Agents) ; Combustion ; Booms(Equipment) ; Dredges ; Dispersing ; Spills ; Clean up
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD  EPA 600-D-82-341 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/09/2009
NTIS  PB83-116939 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation {3}, 13 p. ; 28 cm.
A review of the equipment and techniques for responding to spills of dangerous cargoes is presented in the report. Categorizing spilled products as floaters, sinkers, mixers, or vapors provides a convenient viewpoint for discussing response technology, which depends strongly on which behavior the product exhibits. Spills of radioactive and bacteriological agents are not covered in this paper, though the potential use of bacteria for mitigating oil or chemical spills is noted. The technologies for responding to spills of floaters and sinkers are shown to be the most well developed of the four types. Equipment and techniques in common use by the United States and Canadian governments are discussed to illustrate this. Current technology includes both removal of the pollutant using non-conventional equipment such as booms, skimmers, dredges, or sorbents and in-place treatment such as chemically-enhanced dispersion, enhanced microbiological degradation, or in-place burning.
"EPA-600-D-82-341" Includes bibliography.