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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated February 72, MRIS Vol 6, 034866.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Houston, B J
    • Roshore, E C
    • Edgerton, V D
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 148 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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