OIL-IN-WATER CONTENT MONITOR DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM SUMMARY
A summary of the feasibility studies of three concepts for oil-in-water content monitors, developed under separate Coast Guard contracts, is presented. The three concepts described - (1) oil fluorescence total luminescence scanning, - (2) small angle forward light scattering and (3) light scattering at 45, 90 and 135 degrees and turbidity at 0 deg - are followed through a two phase developmental program. The breadboard devices described are capable of linear monitor response to known oil mixtures over the range of 0-400 ppm with a maximum error of +15% (excluding Bunker 'C'). Original monitor designs and phase II design modifications are presented. Individual contractor test program results of a USCG developed test matrix are summarized. (Author)
- Supersedes Rept. no. USCG-D-188-75, AD-A022 960.
United States Coast GuardOffice of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Skewes, R L
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 71 p.
- TRT Terms: Bilges; Contaminants; Detection and identification; Fluorescence; Fluorometers; Impurities; Light scattering; Light transmission; Luminescence; Monitoring; Oil spills; Optical detectors; Sampling; Sewage treatment; Ships
- Uncontrolled Terms: Monitors; Oil separators; Reclaimed water; Separation; Shipboard; Water treatment
- Old TRIS Terms: Fluorometric detection; Oil content monitors; Optical detection
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00159301
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: VSCG-D-28-77 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM