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Main Title Design, fabrication and testing of the Air-Jet oil boom /
Author Cohen, Steven H., ; Lindenmuth, William T.
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Lindenmuth, William T.
CORP Author Hydronautics, Inc., Laurel, MD.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600/7-79-143; EPA-68-03-2497
Stock Number PB80-102635
OCLC Number 05730405
Subjects Oil spill booms--Design and construction ; Oil spill booms--Testing ; Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Booms(Equipment) ; Water pollution ; Structural design ; Fabrication ; Jet pumps ; Air ejectors ; Floating bodies ; Ocean waves ; Oil retention booms ; Oil pollution containment ; Oil spills
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-143 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-143 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-143 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/18/2017
ESAM  EPA 600-7-79-143 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/30/2018
NTIS  PB80-102635 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 126 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This novel boom has the capability to divert oil slicks under wave and current conditions that normally preclude the development of conventional booms. Tests at the EPA's OHMSETT facility have demonstrated that this boom can divert oil slicks at 3 knots with 85 percent efficiency when at 30 degrees to the flow. Moreover, with the addition of steep, 4-foot waves, the boom's performance is virtually unchanged. The key operational feature is a continuous, horizontally oriented air jet ejected from along the boom at the water's surface. Overall, each boom module is about 33 feet long and 2 feet in diameter. Major components include two inflatable sections (ducts) to support the continous air-jet nozzle and a center support float/jet pump. Some unique features of the structural design are low draft (1 inch) and excellent compliance to waves. Furthermore, the sections are both lightweight and highly compactible for storage.
"June 1979." "Contract No. 68-03-2497." "Project Officer John S. Farlow, Oil and hazardous Materials Spills Branch." Includes bibliographical references (page 84).