TECHNOLOGIES FOR SHIPBOARD OIL-POLLUTION ABATEMENT EFFECTS OF OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS ON COALESCENCE

The effects of several operational parameters on a three-stage oil/water separator system were studied. The report documents the way in which variations of certain operational parameters affected the coalescence subsystem, the final stage of the separator system. Cylindrical cartridge-type coalescer elements made of resincoated glass fiber were studied. Changing certain conditions significantly affected the useful life of an element. Particulate matter very seriously limited the service life of a coalescer element. Oil viscosity was also found to have a very strong effect with heavier oils decreasing element life. Increasing oil concentration also decreased the life of the element.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Finger, S M
    • Yu, T S
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-3598 R&D Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM