THE FEASIBILITY OF SURFACE-SKIMMING OIL COLLECTION DEVICES

Results are presented of theoretical and experimental investigations of the flow of a thin oil film into a large, converging-channel surface skimmer. Three flow regimes are described: the undisturbed thin slick, which may extend some distance into the skimmer, a captive pool of greatly increased thickness occupying most of the skimmer, and a region of critical flow in the skimmer throat. Feasibility of large-scale skimmer devices is established, based on small-scale laboratory models and numerical analysis. Configurations for the various regions of a skimmer are developed, and a design exercise based on an oil recovery rate of 200 tons per hour is worked out. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    CHARLES RIVER ASSOCIATES

    CAMBRIDGE, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hoult, David P
    • Cross III, Ralph H
    • Milgram, Jerome H
  • Publication Date: 1970-6-24

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  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-02346-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1973 12:00AM