DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH SEAS OIL RECOVERY SYSTEM

A model test development study was conducted of a floating weir oil recovery system for rapid recovery of oil spilled on the high seas. The oil recovery system consists of two floating weirs connected by a flexible basin material. The operation of the system is based on the fact that oil thickens in front of a physical barrier moving relative to the water surface. Volume 1 contains a summary of model test results and prototype performance projections.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper copy also available from NTIS $22.00/set of 3 reports as AD-759 522-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ocean Systems, Incorporated

    11440 Isaac Newton Industrial Square North
    Reston, VA  USA  22070
  • Authors:
    • March, F A
    • Beach, R L
    • Bishop, R P
    • Blockwick, T N
    • Sahgal, R K
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-11,542-A1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM