EVALUATION OF BOAT DEPLOYABLE THIN FILM OIL SAMPLERS

Although sorbents have been used previously in oil recovery systems, their use in an oil sampling system whose objective is identification of the oil sampled, required that an extensive series of tests be conducted. This series of tests, which is the subject of this paper, was conducted in two phases. The first phase was concerned with the operational aspects of the samplers (deployment, retrieval, cleaning, refurbishment, storage, etc.). The results of this phase is a table giving an evaluation of the samplers operational characteristics as observed during deployment from a boat on soybean oil slicks. The second phase was concerned with the efficiency of the samplers on different oils and at different thickness, as well as the ability of the samplers to maintain the chemical integrity of the samples. Tests conducted during this phase included deployment of the samplers in slicks of known thicknesses. Three different oils were used during this phase. The efficiencies were calculated by color comparison of extracts with known volumes of solvent and standards of known oil concentration. The techniques used to evaluate the samplers' ability to maintain the chemical integrity of the sample include gas chromatography, ultraviolet fluorescence and infrared spectrophotometry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 6th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 6-8, 1974.
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    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Chang, W J
    • Saner, W A
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  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 467-486
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC #1984
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM