MONITORING OIL CONTENT IN SHIPBOARD WASTE WATER DISCHARGES BY USE OF A MULTI-PHASED DYE TRANSFER PROCESS

In order to meet the monitoring requirements to control the oil content in ship wastewater discharges, the USN has developed a new methodology for monitoring oil in water over the range of 1-200 ppm. This new technique offers an instrument which is reliable, low-cost, small in physical size, and accurate even in the presence of solids, detergents, and other contaminants while relatively independent of the type of oil. A portable shipboard unit employing this technique has been designed and constructed and is currently under evaluation by the USN. The multiplastic oil-in-water measurement process offers significant advantages in reliability and operational simplicity and points the way to hardware development in 2 classes as follows: a hand-portable, semiautomatic system for field or occasional shipboard use; and a fully-automatic, continuous monitoring system capable of telemetering contamination information at preset alarm levels.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 161-163

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  • Accession Number: 00178134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM