A FIELD EVALUATION OF OIL SPILL RECOVERY DEVICES

Ten generic classes of commercially available oil skimmers were tested using bunder, crude, and diesel oils. For contained spills, a sorbent rope system, a hydroadjustable weir, and an oleophilic disc skimmer exhibited relatively higher recovery rates. A sloping weir device with oil-water separation capability was determined to be effective in a current situation over a range of sea states. For an uncontained slick or situation which would otherwise require the use of a mobile skimmer, an inverted locophilic endless belt appeared to be the most versatile device tested. Other skimmers tested were determined to be effective for the recovery of specific oil types in more narrowly defined conditions.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 529-533

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  • Accession Number: 00177088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM