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Main Title Oil/sorbent harvesting system for use on vessels of opportunity /
Author Sartor, James D. ; Foge, Carl R. ; Castl, Robert W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Foget, Carl R.
Castle, Robert W.
CORP Author URS Research Co., San Mateo, Calif.
Publisher For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-68-01-0069; EPA-15080-HER; 11445,; R2-73-166
Stock Number PB-221 550
Subjects Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc.
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Oils ; Absorption) ; Materials recovery ; Performance evaluation ; Belt conveyors ; Straw ; Tests ; Crude oil ; Cost estimates ; Design ; Oil pollution ; Oil pollution removal ; Oil spills
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 550 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 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.