Field experiments at the OHMSETT facility for a newly designed boom system

Kaufui Wong, E. Barin, J. Lane

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Abstract

Large quantities of oil are produced, distributed, and consumed throughout the world. Petroleum-based oil is used as a major power source to fuel the factories, various modes of transportation, and in many everyday products. The full-scale test performance of an innovative system was analyzed. The boom system consisted of a ramp boom, which was inclined 15°C with respect to the water surface, followed by three conventional booms with different drafts. The boom system had a better collection efficiency than simple conventional booms. The efficiency of simple booms was very low at oil-water relative velocities > 0.5 m/sec. Hydrocal 300 and Calsol were used as test oils. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 25th Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program Technical Seminar (Calgary, Alberta 6/11-13/2003).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironment Canada Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar (AMOP) Proceedings
Pages181-190
Number of pages10
Volume25
Edition1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings - Twenty-fifth Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar; Nineteenth Technical Seminar on Chemical Spills (TSOCS) and Fourth Biotechnology Solutions for Spills (BIOSS) - Calgary, Alta, Canada
Duration: Jun 11 2002Jun 13 2002

Other

OtherProceedings - Twenty-fifth Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar; Nineteenth Technical Seminar on Chemical Spills (TSOCS) and Fourth Biotechnology Solutions for Spills (BIOSS)
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, Alta
Period6/11/026/13/02

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Keywords

  • Boom
  • Collection efficiency
  • Oil spill
  • Test facility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Wong, K., Barin, E., & Lane, J. (2002). Field experiments at the OHMSETT facility for a newly designed boom system. In Environment Canada Arctic and Marine Oil Spill Program Technical Seminar (AMOP) Proceedings (1 ed., Vol. 25, pp. 181-190)