CONSTRUCTION OF A SPILL CHANNEL AND EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF SPILL SPREADING RATES OF FOUR NON-HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS ON WATER

An experimental study of the spill spreading rates of various representative hazardous, nonmiscible liquids on water is reported. These liquids are soybean oil, tetrahydronaphthalene, dioctylphthalate, 1-hexadence. A 40 foot long spill channel was constructed in which various wavelength and period waves could be generated. The spill fluids were released at several different steady, controlled rates upon the water surface, with and without waves present. The resultant spill was photographied using timed motion picture photography. The spill spreading rate was studied as a function of spill fluid viscosity and density, spill release rate, and water surface conditions. Non-generalized results suitable for spill spread rate prediction are given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lowell Technological Institute

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-75-18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM