Accession Number : ADD003051
Title : An Oil and Sorbent Mixture Containment Boom.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Der,James J
Report Date : 22 Jul 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : The patent application describes a containment boom for containing a mixture of oil and sorbent floating on water. The boom comprises a series of interconnecting, rigid, solid barriers having floats attached thereto. The floats dispose each rigid barrier vertically with respect to the surface of the water. A pair of porous screens are attached to the top edge and the bottom edge of each rigid barrier. Each pair of porous screens lies in a plane with its corresponding rigid barrier.
Descriptors : *Oil pollution, *Booms(Equipment), Containment(General), Floats, Barriers, Screens(Woven materials)
Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE