OIL SPILL RECOVERY WITH MAGNETICALLY RETRIEVABLE SORBENTS PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE REPORT OF MAG-1 -- A 24-FOOT MAGNETIC TYPE RECOVERY VESSEL FOR LIGHT OILS
Oil is channeled into a 5-foot wide region between the pontoons of the twin-hulled recovery vessel as it moves through an oil-water interface. A thin blanket of "ferrofoam" pads is laid down from a rotary feeder which spans the space between the hulls. The 1 in. X 1 in. X 1/4 in. foam pads are saturated with oil from less than a second to three seconds. Buoyant forces and magnetic forces allow the pads to adhere to a rotating magnetic drum while the water drains off. The pads are then removed by a wiper assembly and brought by a conveyer type wringer mechanism to the distribution hopper for reuse. A cost-to-benefit analysis is performed for the technology.
- Oceans '77 Conference Record, Third Annual Combined Conference Los Angeles, California, October 17-19, 1977.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY USA 10016-5997
Marine Technology Society5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
Columbia, MD USA 21044
- Turbeville, J E
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Costs; Electromagnetic devices; Equipment; Foamed materials; Magnetic materials; Oil recovery equipment; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills; Ships; Water pollution; Water quality management
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Magnetic devices
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil removal equipment; Oil spill control
- Subject Areas: Environment; Finance; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00178987
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77 Ch1272-4 OEC
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM