OIL-WATER SEPARATION AND OIL HARVESTING SYSTEM

The interfacial surface tension between two immiscible liquids, in this case oil and water, is utilized to selectively withdraw oil from a mixture of oil and water. The technique is an adaption of aerospace technology in which a liquid is separated from a liquid-gas mixture in low-g by the use of surface tension screens. This separation concept, deployed in a number of different configurations, has direct application to many diverse water pollution problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technology Utilization Ideas for the 70's and Beyond, Proceedings of Special AAS/AIAA Technical Event, October 30, 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Astronautical Society

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  • Authors:
    • GRAHAM, D J
    • Johnson, R L
    • Bhuta, P G
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 15-17
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 26

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Sci & Tech Ser-V26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM