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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Development Program of a Continuous Regenerative Moving Bed to Remove Oil from Oil-Water Suspensions.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20810
  • Authors:
    • Witmer, F E
    • Gollan, A
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-900-73006 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-0-35467
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 10 1973 12:00AM