DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF A CONTINUOUS REGENERATING MOVING BED TO REMOVE OIL-WATER SUSPENSIONS
In order to develop a device for removing oil from oil-water ballast discharges, Phase I evaluates a series of commercially available candidate filter media to determine their oil-water separation characteristics. Investigated were glass, porous ceramics, metals, wools, plastics, activated carbon, anthracite, fibrous non-woven mattings, and reticulated (open-pore) foams. Best appeared to be a partially compacted bed, of randomly oriented pieces of an open-structured polyurethane foam for a wide variety of oil contaminants, including crude oil and Bunker "C". Simple expression permits reuse.
Hydronautics, Incorporated7210 Pindel School Road
Laurel, MD United States 20810
- Witmer, F E
- Gollan, A
- Publication Date: 1971-10
- Pagination: 137 p.
- TRT Terms: Ballast (Ships); Oil spills; Oil water interfaces; Pollution control; Tankers; Water quality management
- Uncontrolled Terms: Oil separators
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil water suspensions; Oily ballast water; Tanker pollution prevention; Water pollution prevention
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00165299
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TR-7080-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-0-35467
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM