This system provides a method by which oil slicks are contained, removed and recovered from a water surface by providing a layer of sorbent material, such as foam, under the oil slick and above the oil slick to sandwich the oil. A foam spreading apparatus is provided which includes a floating boom attached to a towing vessel, the boom having spreader units disposed above and below the oil slick to discharge the foam forming a sandwich for the oil slick. The apparatus includes a harvesting vessel for cutting and shredding the foam sandwich and a recovery vessel for separating the oil from the strips.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • File date 23 May 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ellis (RD)

  • Authors:
    • Ellis, R D
  • Publication Date: 1978-10-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: US PAT 4,120,788
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM