DEVELOPMENT OF A BATCHWISE IN-SITU REGENERATION TYPE SEPARATOR TO REMOVE OIL FROM OIL-WATER SUSPENSIONS

The report documents the design test and evaluation of a 600 gpm oil-water separator for ballast water treatment. The basis of the particular separation concept used in this development program resides in the use of a very thick, open reticulated, oleophilic foam which is capable of separating the dispersed oil phase from the aqueous continuous phase independently of the oil density and which is amenable to regeneration by simple expression. The tests of the oil-water separation at the Navy Fuel Reclamation Plant are described. The performance of the separator in relation to the test conditions at this particular site are analyzed. Also, the mechanical operation of the system, the reliability and maintainability of the different components, as well as the general behavior of the filter media after successive filtration and regeneration, are assessed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fruman, D H
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7080-3 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-0-35467
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1976 12:00AM