Technologies for Shipboard Oil-Pollution Abatement Effects of Operational Parameters on Coalescence.
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The effects of several operational parameters on a three-stage oilwater separator system were studied. The report documents the way in which variations of certain operational parameters affected the coalescence subsystem, the final stage of the separator system. Cylindrical cartridge-type coalescer elements made of resincoated glass fiber were studied. Changing certain conditions significantly affected the useful life of an element. Particulate matter very seriously limited the service life of a coalescer element. Oil viscosity was also found to have a very strong effect with heavier oils decreasing element life. Increasing oil concentration also decreased the life of the element.
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- Marine Engineering
- Water Pollution and Control