FABRIC BOOM CONCEPT FOR CONTAINMENT AND COLLECTION OF FLOATING OIL
The feasibility of applying the concept of oil-water separation by means of woven hydrophilic fabric to a floating oil containment boom was investigated through a series of model tests. A preliminary model boom configuration was developed and towed at speeds to 0.686 meters/sec (2.25 ft/sec) in both calm water and waves. Oil retention performance of this model was clearly superior to that of a conventional flat plate boom of comparable draft in the environment investigated. A larger model of similar configuration demonstrated no oil leakage when towed at 0.77 meters/sec (1.5 kt) in calm water. While further detailed analysis, engineering, and testing is required to fully examine this concept, it appears that a properly designed flexible boom which uses a hydrophilic skirt material offers significant potential both as a containment device for floating oil in high current situations and as a high-speed collecting device.
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- Bonz, P E
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Appendices; References;
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Oil booms; Oil spill cleanup
- Uncontrolled Terms: Oil separators
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydrophilic membranes; Oil barriers; Oil containment
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00072736
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
- ISBN: 15080 FWM
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-670/2-73-069 Tech Sers.
- Contract Numbers: EPA 68-01-0139
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM