ON THE USE OF AIR-BUBBLE SCREENS AS OIL BARRIERS

From an analytical and experimental investigation of the flow field induced by an air-bubble screen, the resulting surface current can be predicted as a function of water depth and air be predicted as a function of water depth and air discharge, both in a standing water body and in a cross current. This information about the flow field leads to a design procedure for pneumatic oil barriers. It is found that pneumatic installations designed properly for safe and economic performance offer functional and operational advantages over mechanical oil barriers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Association for Hydraulic Research, 16th Congress, Proceedings, Preprints: Fundam Tools To Be Used in Environ Prob, V3-Subj C-Hydro Aspects in Environ and Ecol Enhancement, Univ of Sao Paul, Brazil, Jul 27- Aug 1, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association for Hydraulic Research

    Room 61, Box 177
    Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kobus, H E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00139883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM