The article describes the "Rheinwerft Oil Removal Unit." Basically, the device comprises three circular pontoons disposed and strutted triangularly inside forming a floating basin where the water level is lower by means of a pump housed on the pontoons. This allows the floating oil to flow into the artificial well. A second pump provides the means to draw the oil from the well without drawing off any water. This results in 100 percent oil being pumped into the collecting device ready for reclamation. The oil spill problem is discussed in general and other methods are compared to Rheinwerft's.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Becker, A
  • Publication Date: 1969-9

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  • Accession Number: 00048037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM