Engineering Feasibility Study of the Bishop System for Open Ocean Oil Spills.
Final rept. 29 Jun-28 Sep 70.
BISHOP (WILLIAM R) AND ASSOCIATES SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
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An Engineering Feasibility Study on the Bishop System indicated effectiveness for ocean operation at low cost with capability of removing all types of oil spills from ocean surface. The system consists of a buoyant apparatus, 21 feet wide, propelled ahead of a support vessel, which closely tracks the sea surface to remove the oil film. Hydraulic pumping capacity is 5000 gpm and system is capable of operating at 4 Knot speed and up to Sea State 4 at reduced speed. Calculated system effectiveness is 240 Barrels per hour for 116 in. thick oil film in smooth water at 4.0 Knots. System efficiency is 5 oil to water picked up for a 116 in. oil film and 100 for a 1 in. oil film. Cost factors for skimming 116 in. oil film in smooth water have been estimated at 0.50Bbl. Author
- Water Pollution and Control