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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 United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Monitoring,
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
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA R2-72-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/20/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA R2-72-006 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA R2-72-006 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-214 103 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 93 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 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 "August 1972." "Project 15080 GBJ." Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-80). EPA Contract No. Contract Number: 14-12-908.
Place Published Washington, DC
Availability Notes Also available from GPO $1.50 as EP1.23/2:72-006.
Corporate Au Added Ent Rex Chainbelt, inc.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Monitoring.
Title Ser Add Ent Research reporting series. Environmental protection technology ; EPA-R2-72-006.
PUB Date Free Form 1972
Series Title Traced Environmental protection technology series. EPA-R2-72-006
Series Title Untraced Environmental protection technology series ; EPA-R2-72-006
NTIS Prices PC A05/MF A01
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
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Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Merged OCLC records 1044646
OCLC Time Stamp 20140822143520
Language eng
SUDOCS Number EP 1.23/2:72-006
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01735cam 2200433Ia 45020