The theoretical performance of oil spill control equipment in calm and rough water is considered. It is concluded that the scaleup of disc-type skimmers is limited by oil layer instabilities: Other skimmer types are also treated. Increases in wave steepness within containment booms are shown to promote the formation of water-in-oil emulsions or enhanced oil dispersion. An operational cut-off is also suggested for oil spill control operations as a function of oil type and environmental conditions. An analysis is also given that explains observed thickening of oil in the crests of waves.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1975 Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, Volume 1.
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    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Leibovich, S
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  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 527-544

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 2198 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM