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Title: Oil spill cleanup method and apparatus

Abstract

A method for removing oil from the surface of water where an oil spill has occurred, particularly in obstructed or shallow areas, which comprises partially surrounding a hovercraft with a floating oil-collecting barrier, there being no barrier at the front of the hovercraft, moving the oil-barrier-surrounded-hovercraft into oil contaminated water, and collecting oil gathered within the barrier behind the hovercraft through a suction line which carries the oil to a storage tank aboard the hovercraft. The invention also embodies the hovercraft adapted to effect an oil spill cleanup.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5782711
Patent Number(s):
US 4209400
Assignee:
Suntech Inc IFI; EDB-82-037358
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 3 Apr 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR CUSHION VEHICLES; OIL POLLUTION CONTAINMENT; OIL SPILLS; REMOVAL; SKIMMERS; DESIGN; CLEANING; FLOTATION; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; TANKS; CONTAINERS; CONTAINMENT; EQUIPMENT; SEPARATION PROCESSES; VEHICLES; 020900* - Petroleum- Environmental Aspects; 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Mayes, F.M. Oil spill cleanup method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Mayes, F.M. Oil spill cleanup method and apparatus. United States.
Mayes, F.M. Tue . "Oil spill cleanup method and apparatus". United States.
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title = {Oil spill cleanup method and apparatus},
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abstractNote = {A method for removing oil from the surface of water where an oil spill has occurred, particularly in obstructed or shallow areas, which comprises partially surrounding a hovercraft with a floating oil-collecting barrier, there being no barrier at the front of the hovercraft, moving the oil-barrier-surrounded-hovercraft into oil contaminated water, and collecting oil gathered within the barrier behind the hovercraft through a suction line which carries the oil to a storage tank aboard the hovercraft. The invention also embodies the hovercraft adapted to effect an oil spill cleanup.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 24 00:00:00 EDT 1980},
month = {Tue Jun 24 00:00:00 EDT 1980}
}