Accession Number : ADD001551
Title : Chemical Overlay Solution with Non-Toxic Plasticizers for Sediment Control.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Roe,Thorndyke , Jr
Report Date : 29 Oct 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 2
Abstract : The patent is about a resin solution comprising a sea-water-insoluble, nontoxic resin-plasticizer system dissolved in a sea water soluble solvent. Also, an antistatic agent is contained in the solution to enhance spreadability. The resin solution is fed through an extrusion head disposed underwater and in close proximity to the sediment of the ocean floor. The resin-plasticizer system of the solution has a relative high specific gravity greater than 1.0 so that, when the system precipitates in the sea-water, it drops onto the sediment. Preferably, the extrusion head is moved along at a controlled rate to form a continuous sheet of a desired thickness.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Plasticizers, *Sediments, Ocean bottom, Specific gravity, Control systems, Solubility, Underwater construction, Visibility
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE