A prototype working model was developed of a unique oil/water separator for the removal of oil from bilge and ballast water aboard ships and tanks. The concept involved desorption of gas from the water by means of a vacuum. The bubbles thus formed aided the separation process by forming on particles in the water and rapidly raising them to the surface. Tasks included design, development and fabrication of a prototype unit and extensive testing to study the capabilities of the system with a variety of oil types and input conditions. The results were projected to a full scale shipboard installation. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanics Research, Incorporated

    9841 Airport Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90045
  • Authors:
    • Pomonik, G M
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MRI-2528 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-24,292-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM