Accession Number:

AD0716325

Title:

The Feasibility of Surface-Skimming Oil Collection Devices.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 Jan-6 Jul 70,

Corporate Author:

CHARLES RIVER ASSOCIATION WAYLAND MASS

Report Date:

1970-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Results are presented of theoretical and experimental investigations of the flow of a thin oil film into a large, converging-channel surface skimmer. Three flow regimes are described the undisturbed thin slick, which may extend some distance into the skimmer, a captive pool of greatly increased thickness occupying most of the skimmer, and a region of critical flow in the skimmer throat. Feasibility of large-scale skimmer devices is established, based on small-scale laboratory models and numerical analysis. Configurations for the various regions of a skimmer are developed, and a design excercise based on an oil recovery rate of 200 tons per hour is worked out. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE