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Main Title Development of a sorbent distribution and recovery system /
Author Shaw, Sidney H., ; Bishop, Richard P. ; Powers, Robert J.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bishop, Richard Patten,
Powers, Robert J.
CORP Author Seaward International, Inc., Falls Church, VA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-217; EPA-68-03-2138
Stock Number PB-290 347
OCLC Number 04616561
Subjects Oil spills ; Sorbents
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Oil pollution ; Booms(Equipment) ; Polyurethane resins ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Sorbents ; Skimmers ; Screw conveyors ; Portable equipment ; Oil retention booms ; Oil slicks ; Oil spills
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-217 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/30/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-217 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-217 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-217 2 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/01/2016
NTIS  PB-290 347 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 66 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This report describes the design, fabrication, and test of a prototype system for the recovery of spilled oil from the surface of river, estuarine, and harbor waters. The system utilizes an open cell polyurethane foam in small cubes to absorb the floating oil. The system is highly mobile and can be transported in two pickup trucks. The sorbent is transported and distributed over the water surface by means of a pneumatic broadcaster. An inclined, open wire mesh belt conveyor is used to remove the saturated sorbent from the water. The recovered oil and water is removed from the sorbent by squeezing in a converging belt press or regenerator. After regeneration, the foam is reapplied to the oil slick. The foam can be reused for a great many cycles. Tests of the system, using both diesel fuel and lubricating oil, were conducted at EPA's OHMSETT facility. The sweep speeds ranged up to 5 knots in both calm water and waves. Oil collection rates of 10.5 cubic meters/h were achieved. The oil content of the recovered liquid varied from 38% to 79%.
"November 1978." "Contract no. 68-03-2138." "Project Officer J. S. Dorrler, Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch." Includes bibliographical references (page 52).