Accession Number : AD0834973

Title :   REMOVAL OF OIL FROM HARBOR WATERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Scott, Arthur L. ; Gifford, Sidney E.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Oil spilled on harbor waters is a fire hazard and is aesthetically undesirable. At the present time this oil is removed physically by mechanical skimmers or by manually spread and retrieved adsorbents such as straw; or is treated with chemicals consisting of detergents that emulsify and disperse the oil but do not remove it from the water. This report outlines the physical methods and equipment used at various Navy installations and describes a prototype oil skimmer developed by Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory. The prototype incorporates many desirable features of existing oil skimmers in a single craft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HARBORS, OILS), (*OILS, REMOVAL), MAINTENANCE, ABSORPTION, CLEANING COMPOUNDS, STRAW, CONTAMINATION, SHIPS, CHEMICALS, WATER POLLUTION, VACUUM, GRAVITY, EXPANDED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE