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Experimental Investigation of Oil Spill Containment by Granules Contained Behind a Rigid Barrier

Author(s): A. Amini; E. F. R. Bollaert; J. L. Boillat; A. J. Schleiss

Linked Author(s): Anton J. Schleiss

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Abstract: To study the efficiency of oil spill containment booms, small-scale experiments have been done using LECA_R_ granules as substitute material for oil. The behaviour of granules trapped by a rigid barrier has been investigated doing systematic experiments in a laboratory flume. The effects of barrier depth and mean flow velocity have been studied for oil slicks with two different volumes. It has been shown that the containment efficiency is dependent on densimetric Froude number.

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Year: 2005

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