SOURCES OF OIL AND WATER IN BILGES OF GREAT LAKES SHIPS
Sources of bilge water and of oil in bilge water were surveyed aboard five ships of the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company. The ships included two powered by steam turbines, one by a uniflow steam engine, one by a conventional reciprocating steam engine, and one by a diesel engine. It is found that many sources of bilge water are clean sources. Although no accurate estimate of the water thus contributed to the bilges can be offered, it is concluded that diverting these sources from the bilges could ease the task of separating, storing, and disposing of oil wastes. Several samples of water were taken from each ship, and analyzed for total, fixed and volatile non-filterable residue, color, pH, turbidity, total organic carbon, and oil and grease concentration.
- Environmental protection technology series.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborDepartment of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
- Woodward, J B
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Bilges; Chemical analysis; Oil spills; Oils; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Bilge water treatment; Oil analysis; Oil content monitors
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00071741
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: EPA-R-802475
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM