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Main Title Performance testing of oil MOP zero relative velocity oil skimmer /
Author Breslin, Michael K.,
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, N.J.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, Edison, N.J. Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch.;Coast Guard, Washington, D.C.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-060; EPA-68-03-0490
Stock Number PB-280 232
OCLC Number 04119030
Subjects Oil spills ; Pollution control equipment--Testing ; Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
Additional Subjects Oil pollution control ; Skimmers ; Water pollution control equipment ; Performance tests ; Prototypes ; Materials recovery ; Oil pollution removal
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-060 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/08/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-060 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-78-060 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-060 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-280 232 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 20 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.; xx pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A fast current (operating range up to 3 m/s (6 kts)), prototype skimmer was designed and built by OMI and delivered to the Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank (OHMSETT) to be tested. The principle of operation was based on adsorbing oil onto oleophilic fibers woven into a rope. The rope and fibers were then squeezed by wringers to remove the oil into a recovery basin. The device was rigged, trimmed and then towed into a controlled oil slick while being operated and monitored for oil recovery. Device operating speed, oil slick thickness, tow speed, and wave conditions served as controlled independent variables. The fluid recovered was sampled during and after the test run to determine device performance. Because of adverse weather and problems with the device, the testing program was of short duration. Only a few tests were run, so parameters could not be completely optimized.
This study was conducted in cooperation with U.S. Coast Guard. Performed by Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., under contract no. 68-03-0490.