HYDRODYNAMIC PROBLEMS IN OIL-SPILL CONTROL AND REMOVAL

The author analyzes the fluid mechanics involved in dispersion of oil spills and in various devices for cleaning up spills. Mathematical models are developed for three types of oil skimmers: weir, rotating-disk, and endless oleophilic-belt skimmers. Analysis of the model equations should aid in optimizing performance of each type of skimmer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Leibovich, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Accession Number: 00158449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM