NEW TEST FACILITIES FOR THE PREVENTION OF OIL POLLUTION IN JAPAN

New test facilities under construction in Japan for conducting research on developing and evaluating oil fences and oil recovery equipment include a circulating water channel, a rectangular tank, and an oil-water purifier system. The circulating water channel is 60 m long, 3.8 m wide, and 5.1 m deep. It is provided with a water circulating system which gives a water speed of less than or equal to 2 kn, a wave generator which generates waves less than or equal to 0.6 m in height, an air blower which gives wind speed less than or equal to 20 m/sec, and a surface current generator which generates surface speeds less than or equal to 1 kn. It is also equipped with a dispersing and recovering system for the test oil. The rectangular tank, 80 m long, 45 m wide, and 2.6 m deep, is provided with a wave generator which generates waves less than or equal to 0.3 m in height and a towing carriage which runs at a speed less than or equal to 2 m/sec. Covered by a roof which allows testing the year round independent of weather or temperature, these new facilities are expected to be completed by the end of 1977 and opened for use at the beginning of 1978.

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  • Pagination: p. 429-433

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  • Accession Number: 00177089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM