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Main Title A free floating endless belt oil skimmer /
Author Agnew, Robert W.
CORP Author Rex Chainbelt, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.
Publisher U.S. G.P.O.,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-R2-72-006; DI-14-12-908; EPA-15080-GBJ; 03504
Stock Number PB-214 103
OCLC Number 00975447
Subjects Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc. ; Oil separators--Testing. ; Petroleum pollution of water
Additional Subjects (Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Skimmers ; Oils) ; (Absorbers(Equipment) ; Oils) ; Design ; Performance evaluation ; Materials recovery ; Belt conveyors ; Polyurethane resins ; Catamarans ; Boats ; Bunker oils ; Fuel oil ; Crude oil ; Computer programs ; Polypropylene ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil pollution control ; Oil spills ; PETSKI computer program
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=91019WEK.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
Checkout
Status
EJAD  EPA R2-72-006 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/03/1989
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA R2-72-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/15/2013
EJBD  EPA R2-72-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/20/2013
EKAD  EPA R2-72-006 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 01/26/2001
ELBD RPS EPA R2-72-006 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
EOAD  EPA R2-72-006 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 09/12/2011
NTIS  PB-214 103 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 93 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Abstract
A free floating endless belt oil skimmer was developed as a means of recovering spilled oil from surface waters. The skimmer uses a unique high efficiency conveyor wringer to power and wring the belt. The belt is designed to float on the water surface and responds rapidly to the shape of the waves, thereby maximizing oil-sorbent contact time. Evaluation of the skimmer was conducted in a 60 foot diameter annular test tank under the conditions of slightly progressive waves having an amplitude of two feet. One foot wide neoprene backed polyurethane foams were utilized as the sorbent material. The experimental results indicate that the oil pickup rates will vary with the belt speed, oil slick thickness and belt porosities. The recovered liquid contained approximately 50-70% oil at 0.10 inch slick thickness. A conceptual design of a five foot wide boat mounted skimmer capable of harvesting approximately 5 acres per hour of spilled oil is presented.
Notes
"Report date August 1972." "Prepared for Office of Research and Monitoring, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-80). Sponsored by U.S. EPA