Accession Number : ADD000032

Title :   Floating Water Jet for Oil Slick Control.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Graham,Douglas J

Report Date : 02 Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention describes a device to direct floating oil into a recovery mechanism comprising a flexible rubber hose having attached floats positioned at spaced intervals. Water jets are operatively connected to the hose between the floats, and counterweights are added to uniformly balance the unit. A water pump provides water to the hose which is sprayed by the jets against the oil slick, forcing it to the recovery mechanism.

Descriptors :   *Oil spills, *Patents, Water flow, Floats, Water pollution, Recovery, Pumps, Hoses, Sprays, Jets

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE