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Main Title Performance testing of selected sorbent booms /
Author Smith, Gary F.,
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-219; EPA-68-03-0490
Stock Number PB-291 278
OCLC Number 04651263
Subjects Oil spill booms ; Sorbents ; Pollution control equipment
Additional Subjects Oil spill booms ; Sorbents ; Pollution control equipment ; Water pollution control ; Oil pollution ; Booms(Equipment) ; Polyurethane resins ; Natural fibers ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Towed bodies ; Skimmers ; Polypropylene fibers ; Oil retention booms ; Oil slicks ; Oil spills
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 600-7-78-219 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-219 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-219 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/19/2022
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-219 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-219 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-291 278 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 27 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Performance tests on three commercially available sorbent booms were conducted at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Oil and Hazardous Materials Simulated Environmental Test Tank (OHMSETT) test facility. Test variables included wave condition, tow speed, and quantity of oil encountered. The maximum no-oil-loss containment two speed was determined for each wave and oil quantity test condition. The no-oil-loss tow speed in calm water was consistently near 0.25 m/s, but in a 0.3-m harbor chop wave, this figure decreased to between 0.05 and 0.1 m/s. In the 0.3-m harbor chop wave, the failure mode was typically droplet shedding from the contained oil slick, whereas in calm water, the oil slick passed under the booms. No sorbed oil appeared to wash out of the booms when they were towed. When saturated boom sections were wrung out, the recovered fluid weighed from 9.5 to 14 times boom dry weight and was 16 to 50 percent oil.
"November 1978." "Contract no. 68-03-0490." "Project Officer John S. Farlow, Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch." Includes bibliographical references.