Oil Booms and Skimmer Walls: A Comparison

by James J. Sharp, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 5, Pg. 991-995

Document Type: Journal Paper


Booms, used for oil slick control, and skimmer walls, designed to inhibit drawdown of warm surface waters at thermal power stations, have interesting similarities which may be used to clarify novel problems relating to control of oil slicks.

Subject Headings: Walls | Comparative studies | Hazardous materials spills | Thermal power | Power plants | Drawdown (hydrology) | Surface water

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