POOL BURNING: A REVIEW
The threat of widespread pollution caused by accidental spillage from tankers has directed attention to the possibility of disposing of the oil by burning it on the sea, or in the holds of wrecked tankers if salvage proves impossible. This review covers literature on fundamental aspects of the combustion of liquid fuel at a free surface and includes: (1) influence of atmospheric conditions, fuel properties, diameter of container and partial venting of container on the buring characteristics, particularly the burning rate; (2) temperature distribution in the liquid and the phenomena of hot zone formation and boil-over; (3) prevailing concepts of heat transfer from the flame to the liquid; (4) effect of water as a dispersed phase, and as a substrate, on burning.
Ministry of Defense, EnglandRocket Propulsion Establishment, Westcott
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
- HALL, A R
- Publication Date: 1972-12
- Pagination: 86 p.
- TRT Terms: Flammability tests; Flammable liquids; Oil burners; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills; Pollution control; Prevention; Tankers; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Flammable liquid fire tests; Oil combustion; Oil removal systems; Oil spill control; Oil spill prevention; Tanker pollution prevention; Water pollution prevention
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00057259
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Office of Naval Research
- Report/Paper Numbers: No. 72/11 Tech. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM