Accession Number : AD0777926

Title :   Hydrodynamic Effects of Oil Slick Mechanical Control Devices.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Hale,Leornard A.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The objective of this section was to investigate the behavior of an oil slick under the influence of various mechanical control devices. Four types of slick control mechanisms were investigated: Oil slick energy dissipation; oil slick shields; rapid removal of oil by lifting mechanisms; oil slick submersion devices. The results of this research program address the hydrodynamic behavior of oil and water two-phase flow in the vicinity of the various slick control mechanisms. The effects of important test parameters are presented. The slick control mechanisms are evaluated in terms of their ability to control oil slicks at fast water current velocities up to six feet per second. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Oil spills, *Hydrodynamics, Shielding, Water pollution, Test methods, Dissipation, Water flow, Diesel fuels, Lubricating oils, Water waves, Models, Conveyors, Fabrication, Blades

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE