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.
Hydronautics, Incorporated7210 Pindel School Road
Laurel, MD USA 20810
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Fruman, D H
- Publication Date: 1974-12
- Pagination: 117 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Railroads); Ballast (Ships); Design; Filtration; Foams; Land reclamation; Materials recovery (Mining); Oil filters; Oils; Performance evaluations; Separators; Ships; Tests; Water; Water pollution; Water quality management
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ballast; Oil separators
- Old TRIS Terms: Materials recovery; Reclamation
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Marine Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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