STUDY OF EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR REMOVING OIL FROM HARBOR WATERS

A cost effectiveness analysis was performed for equipment, materials, and techniques for the removal of spilled petroleum products from the surfaces of ports and harbor waters used by U.S. Naval craft. Effectiveness criteria, formulated for presently practiced methods and available equipment and materials, included speed, completeness, ease of operation, effect on marine life, and availability. Parameters for the effectiveness study were based on the petroleum products now in use or planned for future use and a detailed review of the geographic, hydrographic, physical and environmental characteristics of ports used by the U.S. Navy. It was found that the two most cost effective systems for broad application were mechanical recovery of spilled material by surface suction devices supplemented by mechanical containment and the application of chemical dispersants by pier or vessel mounted high pressure spray equipment. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    3180 George Washington Way
    Richland, WA  USA  99354
  • Authors:
    • Walkup, Paul C
    • Peterson, Palmer L
    • Polentz, Lloyd M
    • Phinney, Eric H
    • Smith, John D
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N62399-69-C-0028
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM