A SMALL VACUUM OIL SKIMMING SYSTEM

An oil-slick collection system suitable for use on harbor craft is described. This system employs a pneumatic-powered vacuum cleaner to collect oil from the water surface by entrainment in a high-velocity air stream. The components are widely available commercial items. Tests show the system to be successful in picking up No. 4 fuel and lighter oils. The collection rate depends chiefly on the rate of oil supply to the skimmer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Research and Monitoring
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Cross, R H
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-R2-73-115
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1974 12:00AM