Accession Number:

AD0750853

Title:

Investigation of Sinking Methods for Removal of Oil Pollution from Water Surfaces. Report no. 3. Tests and Evaluation of Oil Sinking Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phases 3 and 4

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the program was to investigate materials that can be used in the cleanup of massive oil spills by sinking the oil. The program was divided into four phases as follows Phase I, Survey of the State-of-the-Art AD-725 617 Phase II, Development of Standard Test Procedures Phase III, Tests of Sinking Materials Phase IV, Tests Analysis and Conclusions. The report completes the program as funded and covers the results of Phases III and IV it also recapitulates pertinent portions of Phases I and II. Twenty-three oil sinking materials, which had been located, were screened and tested. These materials were evaluated Phase IV as dry-application sinking agents for oil. Factors such as cost, availability, effectiveness in sinking and tetaining oil, and hazards to personnel and plant life were considered in making the evaluations.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE