Accession Number : AD0779557

Title :   Chemical Additives to Control Oil Spills - A State-of-the-Art Summary.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Aug-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y

Personal Author(s) : Bauer,Walter H. ; Bulloff,Jack J.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : The interim technical report summarizes the state of the art of using chemical additives to improve the control of oil spills at increased current velocities of up to 10 knots. The report presents the current and prospective states of the art in the following areas of oil/water two-phase flow: (1) Reduction of oil/water interfacial drag; (2) oil slick gellation; (3) increase of oil/water interfacial stability; and, (4) promotion of oil droplet slick coalescence. An extensive bibliography is included with this report that contains most work conducted to date on the subjects of oil slick behavior, oil spill containment and removal, and modification by additives of oil properties. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Bibliographies, *Oil spills, *Water pollution, Booms(Equipment), Additives, Gelation, Coalescence, Interfaces, Bibliographies, Ocean currents

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE