Experimental investigations show that thin slicks of oil can be recovered in currents of up to 10 fps with a new Surface Velocity Retarder Oil Skimmer (SVROS). This collection device is composed of an array of closely spaced flat plates. The plates serve to gradually dissipate the kinetic energy of the oil/water inflow so that oil can be collected at high relative velocities without the entrainment losses typical of all simple oil booms in currents over about one knot. Tests, in prototype scale, were performed on a thin model of the device. Tests variables included velocity, plate spacing and depth, oil type, and slick thicknesses. The test results are presented with conclusions and recommendations for further development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20810

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lindenmuth, W T
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7411-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-41058-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM