MARINE POLLUTION. RESEARCH PROGRAM RELEVANT TO PROBLEMS OF OIL POLLUTION
The problem of dealing with oil when it has landed on the shore is complicated by the different types of terrain; thus the oil may be on sand, shingle, rocks, jetties etc., or on the muddy banks of estuaries, or entangled with reeds or marsh grass. Each of these types require a different treatment, so it is desirable to be able to treat the oil while it is still floating on the water. There are four general methods which can be considered: ( 1 ) mechanical removal; ( 2 ) addition of some material to absorb the oil, or otherwise aid the mechanical removal; ( 3 ) sinking the oil by the addition of a material which increases its density; and ( 4 ) dispersing the oil in the bulk of the sea. Each of these methods is discussed separately in so far as they have been the subject of Ministry of Technology work.
- Extracts from a paper given by Mr. J. Wardley-Smith at the New York Conference on Oil Pollution in December, 1969.
Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative Org101-104 Piccadilly
London W1V 0AE, England
Ministry of Technology, EnglandLondon WC2, England
- Publication Date: 1970-4-2
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Dispersers; Oil booms; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil dispersal; Oil sinking agents
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00005960
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: T3/B/3.02
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 25 1973 12:00AM