Accession Number : ADD004612

Title :   Controllable Sorbent Broadcaster.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Der,James J

Report Date : 21 Jun 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This document describes a device which can efficiently broadcast oil sorbent materials at a controlled rate, uniformly over an oil slick for the purpose of removing the oil from the water's surface. The device comprises a rotating cylinder of wire mesh having a moving endless belt disposed therein. The endless belt uniformly distributes the sorbent material within the wire mesh cylinder. The sorbent material is dropped onto the oil slick at a controlled rate by the rotating wire mesh cylinder. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Water pollution control equipment, *Absorbers(Materials), Oil spills, Sorption, Control, Distribution

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE