PORT RECEPTION AND TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR OILY WASTE FROM VESSELS

Oil pollution from vessels in waterborne commerce is an international problem which is receiving increasing attention as efforts continue to be made to eliminate or reduce its impact on the environment. Among various programs, the U.S. Government is pursuing an effort to encourage the establishment of shore-based facilities for treatment of ship-generated oily waste. These efforts are consistent with the actions of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations. This paper outlines the scope of the oily waste problem in terms of quantifying waste oil volumes which may be expected by U.S. ports and the various possible and practical methods for removing oily waste from vessels, including transferring it to shore-based separation and treatment facilities, and disposing of the treated water and recovered oil. The paper also discusses the economic feasibility of waste oil recovery disposal operations from vessels, and the roles of the various government agencies in preparing for shoreside handling of vessel-generated oily waste.

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    Information Transfer, Incorporated

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    Information Transfer, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Armstrong, A S
    • Randall, K J
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Accession Number: 00098198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Information Transfer, Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM