Accession Number:

AD0742949

Title:

Feasibility Study of the Sand Sinking Method of Combatting a Major Oil Spill in the Ocean Environment,

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The objective of the investigation was to determine the feasibility of the sand sink method in combatting a major oil spill in the ocean environment. The sand sink method sinks floating oil by spraying the oil slick with sand previously made oleophilic by a chemical treatment. The technique contemplates that the sand would be obtained from the sea bottom in the nearshore coastal areas by use pf a trailing suction hopper dredge. Laboratory tests were conducted to determine optimum chemicals and sand to oil ratios for maximum effectiveness for the types of sands existing along the coastal areas of the United States. Different types of oils were investigated as well. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE