Accession Number : AD0723601

Title :   Concept Development of a Prototype Lightweight Oil Containment System for Use on the High Seas.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Dec 69-5 Jun 70,

Corporate Author : JOHNS-MANVILLE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER MANVILLE N J

Personal Author(s) : Hoult,David P. ; Cross,Ralph H. ; Milgram,Jerome H. ; Pollak,E. George ; Reynolds,H. John

Report Date : 05 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 242

Abstract : As part of a federal program to develop control measures for oil spills, a two stage procurement plan was initiated in 1969 for an oil containment system for use on the high seas. The report describes the development of a system based upon the utilization of a physical barrier to confine spilled oil in as small an area as possible to permit effective removal procedures. Some of the methods which were used to develop the concept are described such as small-scale modeling in the laboratory, mathematical analyses, computer simulation techniques, logistical analyses, and scale model field tests. Included in the presentation is a summarized proposed plan for the detailed design of the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, OILS), (*OILS, CONTAINMENT(NUCLEAR REACTORS)), OCEANS, RECOVERY, MATERIALS, REMOVAL, MODEL TESTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE