Oil spilled on harbor waters is a fire hazard and is aesthetically undesirable. At the present time this oil is removed physically by mechanical skimmers or by manually spread and retrieved adsorbents such as straw; or is treated with chemicals consisting of detergents that emulsify and disperse the oil but do not remove it from the water. This report outlines the physical methods and equipment used at various Navy installations and describes a prototype oil skimmer developed by Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory. The prototype incorporates many desirable features of existing oil skimmers in a single craft. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Scott, A L
    • Gifford, S E
  • Publication Date: 1968-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015052
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM