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.
Lowell Technological InstituteDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Lowell, MA United States 01854
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Channel flow; Dynamics; Oil spills; Water quality management
- Uncontrolled Terms: Open channel flow
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill behavior; Oil spreading dynamics
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- 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