Containment and Collection Devices for Oil Slicks
The main engineering features of physical and pneumatic booms operating as oil containment devices in the open sea are discussed. The oil containing capacity of a pneumatic boom is limited by the power available to compress the air. It is suggested that the containment capacity of physical booms is limited by the effective depth of the boom. The results of preliminary experiments are used to establish these ideas. A brief review of the main types of collection systems in use is given.
KeywordsWave Field Tidal Current Surface Current Line Source Turbulent Stress
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