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)

  • Corporate Authors:

    URS Research Company

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  • Authors:
    • Sartor, J D
    • Foget, C R
    • Castle, R W
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Ser
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-0069
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM