A coalescing, plate-type, oil-water separator was evaluated. One series of tests involved separating Navy Special Fuel Oil from seawater. A permanent emulsion of seawater in NSFO formed in the closed loop experiment set-up, and required termination of these tests. Another series of tests involved separating contaminated Navy Distillate from seawater. These tests were successfully completed. Field experience indicated that the coalescing plate configuration could separate ND out of seawater, producing a water effluent containing approximately 200 ppm oil, and an oil effluent containing less than 5 percent water. However, the reliability of the separator's automatic mode was unsatisfactory. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory

    Panama City, FL  United States  32401
  • Authors:
    • Mittleman, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCSL-252-75 Info. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM