Accession Number:

AD0836268

Title:

REMOVAL OF OIL AND DEBRIS FROM HARBOR WATERS

Descriptive Note:

Internal working paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The technical note comprises a short survey of methods and equipment utilized in major harbor systems to clean water of oil and debris. Oil spills are removed by mechanical or chemical means. Most mechanical equipment employs an oil skimmer, vacuum nozzles, or rotating cylinders to collect the oil. Chemical agents - in general liquids - are sprayed on the oil slick through nozzles. Rated against a list of requirements, none of these methods is completely satisfactory. Debris collection methods are outdated and mostly done by hand for lack of suitable equipment. Some of these methods are recommended for future development.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE