REMOTE SAMPLER FOR DETERMINING RESIDUAL OIL CONTENTS OF SURFACE WATERS

A sample flow-through device has been developed which, in conjunction with a skimmer and pump, can process 100 to 200 liters or more of surface water, removing any oil present in a separate phase. Thus concentrated, the oil can be extracted at a laboratory, its quantity and nature determined, and when related to the volume of water processed through the sampler, provide oil concentration data on a time integrated basis. Key to the development of this device was identification of a sorbent material which would quantitatively remove oil from a moving water stream and permit simple extraction of that oil in a laboratory. A number of sorbent materials were examined with this apparatus and several were found effective. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Schatzberg, P
    • Jackson, D F
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

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  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM