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