FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF INCINERATOR SYSTEMS FOR RESTORATION OF OIL CONTAMINATED BEACHES

The feasibility of employing a combustion effect for restoring oil contaminated beaches was investigated. Beach access problems and the handling characteristics of shore materials limited the potential application to recreation ( sand ) sites. Thermodynamic arguments required that a system design be adopted in which the contaminated sand would undergo combustive processing in a confined arrangement. The design selected, from those analyzed, proved to be a three-effect combustor based on the rotary kiln principle. Provided that the sand to be cleaned is carefully enough collected to furnish a reasonable ( less than 6% ) oil content and is moved away from the surf and drained to an acceptable moisture level ( more than 6% ) processing costs would be highly attractive. In comparison with uncontaminated sand, the cleaned product exhibits only a slightly greyish hue. ( Contract 14-12-595 )

  • Corporate Authors:

    Envirogenics Company

    Division of Aerojet-General Corporation
    El Monte, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R M
    • Hoyt, T S
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1974 12:00AM