||Oil/sorbent harvesting system for use on vessels of opportunity /
Sartor, James D. ;
Foge, Carl R. ;
Castl, Robert W.
||URS Research Co., San Mateo, Calif.
|| For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
||EPA-68-01-0069; EPA-15080-HER; 11445,; R2-73-166
Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc.
( Water pollution ;
( Oils ;
Materials recovery ;
Performance evaluation ;
Belt conveyors ;
Crude oil ;
Cost estimates ;
Oil pollution ;
Oil pollution removal ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||ix, 99 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
A system for harvesting mixtures of oil and sorbent materials, primarily straw, which could be used for the recovery of floating oil from water was developed for use on vessels of opportunity. A three-phase test program was conducted to evaluate candidate system components and operating specifications for the oil/sorbent harvesting system. The system was evaluated both in the San Francisco Bay and off Coal Oil Point (Santa Barbara) where sorbent materials were dispersed over natural oilslicks. The system uses commercially and readily available equipment which, with minor modifications, was assembled on-site into available vessels. The system was very effective in recovering sorbents (straw and polyurethane foam) from the water surface. (Modified author abstract)
"Contract no. 68-01-0069; project 15080 HER." Includes bibliographical references (page 99). Microfiche.