COTTON- THE NATURAL SORBENT FOR COMBATING OIL POLLUTION

Describes the research and development of a sorbent dispersal, retrieval, and disposal system using cotton wastes to combat oil spill pollution. A test program was conducted to develop the design data base required to evaluate the concept as well as the system components. Major variables studied included crude oil type, sorbent to oil weight ratios, sorbent contact time, removal efficiencies, squeezing techniques, disposal via incineration, and air pollution parameters. The results of this effort have shown that the concept of using cotton as an oil spill cleanup agent is viable. The system as operated was capable of retrieving approximately 95 percent of the oil confronted for water velocities of 2 feet per second or less and dispersion ratios of 0.05 pounds, or greater, of cotton per pound of oil.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 945-958

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V3, OTC 2698 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM