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Use of Skimmers to Clear Oil Spills

Graham Marshall - Friday, May 18, 2012

Following along on my post yesterday on the use of booms to contain oil spills, today I'm posting a link to this Technical Information Paper (TIP) on the use of skimmers to selectively recover spilled oil from the water's surface.

The mechanical recovery of spilled oil using booms for containment and concentration, and skimmers to pump oil back to storage is the primary method used in clearing marine oil spills.

The TIP describes the different types of skimmers which are available, and then goes on to describe the requirements for successful use of skimmers.


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