Removal of Floating Oil Slicks by the Controlled Combustion Technique

  • Paul R. Tully
Part of the Ocean Technology book series (OCTC)


In March of 1967 an event occurred which has spurred intensive worldwide research efforts directed towards solution of the problem of removal of oil spilled at sea and on inland waters. The Torrey Canyon, a heavily laden super-tanker, grounded off the southwest coast of England, broke up, and disgorged about 850,000 barrels of crude oil onto the open seas. Despite intensive corrective efforts by governmental and private groups, large quantities of oil washed ashore on Cornwall in England and Brittany in France.


Fumed Silica Flame Front Control Combustion Fire Zone CABOT Corporation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Tully
    • 1
  1. 1.(Cab-O-Sil Research and Development) Billerica LaboratoriesCabot CorporationBostonUSA

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