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Title: Apparatus for removing oil and other floating contaminants from a moving body of water

Abstract

The patent describes a process in which floating contaminants such as oil and solid debris are removed from a moving body of water by employing a skimming system which uses the natural gravitational flow of the water. A boom diagonally positioned across the body of water diverts the floating contaminants over a floating weir and into a retention pond where an underflow weir is used to return contaminant-free water to the moving body of water. The floating weir is ballasted to maintain the contaminant-receiving opening therein slightly below the surface of the water during fluctuations in the water level for skimming the contaminants with minimal water removal.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6624433
Patent Number(s):
3779385
Assignee:
Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E02 - HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING E02B - HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02A - TECHNOLOGIES FOR ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 30 Nov 1971; Other Information: PAT-APPL-203,267
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; OIL RETENTION BOOMS; OIL SPILLS; REMOVAL; SKIMMERS; WEIR OIL RECOVERY SYSTEMS; WATER POLLUTION; EQUIPMENT; POLLUTION; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; 020900* - Petroleum- Environmental Aspects; 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Strohecker, J W. Apparatus for removing oil and other floating contaminants from a moving body of water. United States: N. p., 1973. Web.
Strohecker, J W. Apparatus for removing oil and other floating contaminants from a moving body of water. United States.
Strohecker, J W. Tue . "Apparatus for removing oil and other floating contaminants from a moving body of water". United States.
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abstractNote = {The patent describes a process in which floating contaminants such as oil and solid debris are removed from a moving body of water by employing a skimming system which uses the natural gravitational flow of the water. A boom diagonally positioned across the body of water diverts the floating contaminants over a floating weir and into a retention pond where an underflow weir is used to return contaminant-free water to the moving body of water. The floating weir is ballasted to maintain the contaminant-receiving opening therein slightly below the surface of the water during fluctuations in the water level for skimming the contaminants with minimal water removal.},
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