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Main Title Floating oil recovery device /
CORP Author New Mexico State University. Physical Science Laboratory.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA/800/R-71/007; 15080FWO 02/71; EPA-14-12-903; EPA-15080-FWO
Stock Number PB-213 441
OCLC Number 00258326
Subjects Oil spills ; Oil separators
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Skimmers ; Oils) ; ( Absorbers(Equipment) ; Oils) ; Viscosity ; Materials recovery ; Catamarans ; Performance evaluation ; Belt conveyors ; Design ; Tests ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil pollution control
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 800-R-71-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/28/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 800-R-71-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 800-R-71-007 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/10/2015
NTIS  PB-213 441 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 74 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
Flow bench tests of a model rotating belt-Couette flow oil recovery device were conducted to evaluate its use in oil spill cleanup. These tests revealed that the device is capable of harvesting oils over a broad range of viscosities at the rates and purities specified by the EPA, if the inlet can be made to 'track' the water surface. Analyses were conducted to design a catamaran vessel suitable for mounting the Oil Pickup Unit (OPU) and also providing the requisite surface following performance. Vessel response analyses showed that the required surface following behavior cannot be provided by the catamaran itself, but can be achieved by floating the OPU and decoupling this assembly from the vessel in heave and surge.
"February, 1971." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: 14-12-903.