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Main Title A rigid, perforated plate oil boom for high currents /
Author Ayers, R. R.
CORP Author Shell Development Co., Houston, Tex.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/2-76-263; EPA-68-03-0331
Stock Number PB-264 139
OCLC Number 36172556
Subjects Oil spill booms
Additional Subjects Oil pollution ; Water pollution control ; Booms(Equipment) ; Barriers ; Ocean currents ; Design ; Performance tests ; Ocean waves ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil spills
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-76-263 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/31/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-76-263 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-2-76-263 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/12/2021
ESAD  EPA 600-2-76-263 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-264 139 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 132 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
A boom capable of diverting oil spills toward shore in a 3-knot (1.5 m/s) river or tidal current has been developed. Loss of No. 2 and No. 4 Fuel Oil at this velocity is typically less than 15 percent when the angle of the boom is 45 degrees to the shoreline. In contrast, conventional booms lose this amount at only 1 knot (0.5 m/s). Good performance at high currents is achieved by placing a baffle upstream of a conventional flat plate boom. The baffle, an inclined, perforated plate, is used to create a flow-sheltered region where the oil layer thickens. A continuation of the inclined plate baffle forms the 'floor' of the sheltered region to control the flow rate of exiting water. Horizontal plates immediately behind the baffle reduce water down-flow. The boom is made up of 8-foot (2.4 m) long, rigid sections similar in plan view to a floating dock module. Floating suction or sorbent rope collection devices may be used to remove accumulated oil from the flow sheltered region and increase 'capacity'. Drawings are provided to permit construction by others.
"December 1976." "EPA-600/2-76-263." Includes bibliographical references (page 65).