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Main Title Hydrodynamics of diversionary booms /
Author McCracken, W. E. ; McCracken., William E.
CORP Author Mason and Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., Leonardo, N.J.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
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-600/2-78-075; EPA-68-03-0490
Stock Number PB-281 282
OCLC Number 03998220
Subjects Oil spill booms. ; Pollution control equipment.
Additional Subjects Booms(Equipment) ; Water pollution control ; Diverting ; Flow distribution ; Performance evaluation ; Turbulent flow ; Laboratory equipment ; Oil pollution ; Oil spills
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD427.P4M354 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-075 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-78-075 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-075 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-281 282 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation viii, 46 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The failure of booms to contain floating oil in currents above 0.5 m/s appears to be well established. A method suggested to surmount this limitation is to use the boom in a diversionary mode to move the oil into regions of low currents where containment and removal can be accomplished. Previous tow tests with booms deployed in a diversionary mode have shown that oil droplets are often entrained in a flow under the boom. In these tests, the booms are set at an angle to the direction of tow and do not extend entirely across the tank. Typically, the length of boom employed in these tests was 30 m. Failure of the boom to contain oil occurred near the trailing end of the boom over approximately one-third of the length of the boom. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored a test program at their oil and hazardous materials simulated environmental test tank (OHMSETT) to study and document the near-field hydrodynamics of the trailing end of a diversionary boom. Three-dimensional flow fields were examined visually, using dye and oil droplets with a towed underwater video system designed and built as part of the program. Turbulence intensity was simultaneously documented photographically and measured with a hot-film anemometer.
Prepared by Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason Co., Inc., under the contract no. 68-03-0490. Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-29).