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Main Title Testing and Evaluation of Oil Spill Recovery Equipment.
CORP Author Maine Port Authority, Portland.
Year Published 1970
Report Number EPA-WQO-15080-DOZ; 15080-DOZ-12/70,; 08942
Stock Number PB-200 081
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Materials recovery ; Oils) ; ( Barriers ; Water pollution) ; ( Skimmers ; Water pollution) ; Mexico Gulf ; Ocean currents ; Booms(Equipment) ; Design ; Performance evaluation ; Oil pollution ; Water pollution control equipment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-200 081 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 164p
The Gulf of Mexico, in March 1970, was the scene of a major equipment testing and evaluation study of oil spill control and recovery equipment. The tests took place during 30 knot winds, and 8 ft waves. The oil recovery equipment tested included mechanical barriers, air barriers, and skimming equipment. A detailed report containing both the test results on the capacilities and limitations of the various equipment types tested, and also recommendations on needed improvements was prepared. It was strongly recommended that adequate skimming capacity could be installed and maintained in close proximity to all major industries which would be considered potential oil spill hazards. Recommendations were also prepared concerning the methods of enlisting community aid, both in helping to support the installation of oil spill recovery equipment, and also in working to clean up such spills as do occur. (WRSIC abstract)