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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Oceans '77 Conference Record, Third Annual Combined Conference Los Angeles, California, October 17-19, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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    Marine Technology Society

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  • Authors:
    • Turbeville, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • 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