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Main Title Removal of Oil from under Piers.
Author Kat, Bernard ;
CORP Author Edison Water Quality Research Lab., N.J.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-15080-FVP; 11438,; R2-73-116
Stock Number PB-221 545
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Piers ; Oils) ; ( Oils ; Removal) ; Materials recovery ; Dispersing ; Booms(Equipment) ; Coalescing ; Water flow ; Nozzles ; Hydraulic jets ; Harbors ; Fire departments ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil spills ; Sinking agents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 545 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 34p
While this report deals primarily with methods of extracting oil from under piers, it is recognized that simple extraction is not enough, and that the oil should also be removed from the environment. Therefore considerable attention has been paid to driving the oil out in such a way that it can be picked up. The primary means of extraction are by the establishment of artificial currents under the contaminated pier, and a number of methods are suggested to cope with various types of pier substructure. Some other possible approaches, not involving flushing by artificial currents, are also discussed. These include: uses of chemicals, sinking, air entrainment and entombment. A generalized description of pier structures is also included. Author