Protection of natural resources against oil spills by boom arrangements

Kaufui Wong, Diego Guerrero

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Abstract

An experiment and a computational approach were used to study flow fields around boom arrangements. A volume analysis was performed to quantify the effectiveness of the boom arrangements. The open-channel experiment showed that the booms were most effective when placed at 60° to the shoreline with cylinders placed along the center line. The results of the numerical algorithm were compared with the experimental results, which showed the influence of the cylinders and the recirculation formed between the walls to corral the oil.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 International Oil Spill Conference, IOSC 2005
Pages6608-6611
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 International Oil Spill Conference, IOSC 2005 - Miami Beach, FL, United States
Duration: May 15 2005May 19 2005

Other

Other2005 International Oil Spill Conference, IOSC 2005
CountryUnited States
CityMiami Beach, FL
Period5/15/055/19/05

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Wong, K., & Guerrero, D. (2005). Protection of natural resources against oil spills by boom arrangements. In 2005 International Oil Spill Conference, IOSC 2005 (pp. 6608-6611)