HYDRODYNAMIC PROBLEMS IN OIL SPILL CONTROL AND REMOVAL

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