FAST CURRENT OIL RESPONSE SYSTEM
A relative velocity can be imparted to a floating oil slick by moving an air jet across the surface of the water. If two long booms are arranged in a "V" shape and moved across an oil slick, the oil will be blown into a concentrated strip which can then be collected with a suitable collector. The collector application in this study used a flow-through and a second air boom to skim the oil off the surface and into an oil concentrator. The complete unit was tested by the Univ. of Michigan at speeds up to 7 ft/sec. The "Vee" air booms did an excellent job of "herding" the oil with efficiencies ranging from 100% at 1 ft/sec to 80% at 7 ft/sec. The development of the collector did not reach a point where good efficiencies could be obtained above 4 ft/sec.
Tetradyne Corporation1681 South Broadway
Carrollton, TX USA 75006
- Mueller, F N
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Pagination: 86 p.
- TRT Terms: Oil spill cleanup; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil recovery systems; Oil removal; Oil skimmers
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00131851
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-115-75 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40220-A
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM