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Main Title OHMSETT (Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank) Skimmer Test in Ice-Infested Waters.
Author Shum, J. S. ; Borst, M. ;
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, NJ.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-03-3203; EPA/600/D-84/264;
Stock Number PB85-121713
Additional Subjects Skimmers ; Oil pollution ; Ice ; Test methods ; Performance evaluation ; Feasibility ; Photographs ; Cold weather tests ; Oil spills ; Clean up
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-121713 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19p
The increase in petroleum development activities in the arctic region has raised concerns over potential oil spills during the broken ice season. Currently, exploratory drilling for oil and gas is restricted during this season due to the lack of oil spill cleanup methods that have been proven effective in broken ice fields. Test programs have been conducted at the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank to determine the feasibility of cold-weather testing; and to evaluate various oil spill cleanup methods that are being considered for use in the arctic. This paper describes a test program conducted to determine the practicality of using a catamaran-mounted rope mop skimmer for spill cleanup in broken ice fields.