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Main Title Concept Evaluation: Recovery of Floating Oil Using Polyurethane Foam Sorbent.
Author Henage, Charles H. ; Smit, John D. ;
CORP Author National Environmental Research Center, Edison, N.J. Edison Water Quality Research Div.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-68-01-0070; EPA-15080-HEU; 10884,; R2-72-049
Stock Number PB-221 251
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Oils ; Absorption) ; Foam ; Polyurethane resins ; Materials recovery ; Booms(Equipment) ; Crude oil ; Bunker oils ; Separation ; Performance evaluation ; Efficiency ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil spills ; Shipborne ; Oil retention booms ; Oil pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 251 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 98p
Individual components of an oil spill recovery system were evaluated using Bunker C oil and three crude oils. The system was designed to shred and broadcast polyurethane foam sorbent onto an oil slick, herd the sorbent to a shipside conveyor by a water spray boom, squeeze the sorbent to extract the oil and rebroadcast the sorbent. The initial concept was to build a half-size, full scale system; however, initial foam losses indicated the necessity for a re-evaluation of the program, and specific studies on the broadcasting and squeezing systems were undertaken. (Modified author abstract)