INVESTIGATION OF SINKING METHODS FOR REMOVAL OF OIL POLLUTION FROM WATER SURFACES. REPORT NO. 3. TESTS AND EVALUATION OF OIL SINKING MATERIALS
The purpose of the program was to investigate materials that can be used in the cleanup of massive oil spills by sinking the oil. The program was divided into four phases as follows: Phase I, Survey of the State-of-the-Art (MRIS Vol 6 019451); Phase II, Development of Standard Test Procedures; Phase III, Tests of Sinking Materials; Phase IV, Tests Analysis and Conclusions. The report completes the program as funded and covers the results of Phases III and IV; it also recapitulates pertinent portions of Phases I and III. Twenty-three oil sinking materials, which had been located, were screened and tested. These materials were evaluated (Phase IV) as dry-application sinking agents for oil. Factors such as cost, availability, effectiveness in sinking and retaining oil, and hazards to personnel and plant life were considered in making the evaluations.
- See also report dated February 72, MRIS Vol 6, 034866.
U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station3909 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS USA 39180-6199
- Houston, B J
- Roshore, E C
- Edgerton, V D
- Publication Date: 1972-4
- Pagination: 148 p.
- TRT Terms: Oil sorbents; Oil spill cleanup; Pollution control; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil absorption; Oil sinking agents
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00041741
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-724110.1/1.1 Final Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM