Containment & Recovery of Oil Spills at Sea. Methods and limitations (1995)

10 Mar 2015

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Tim Wadsworth, Technical Support Coordinator, 1995

The ultimate aim of any oil recovery operation at sea is to collect as much floating oil as is reasonably and economically possible. However, a review of past spills shows that rarely is more than 10% of spilled oil recovered from the sea surface. Although many methods of mechanical containment and recovery exist, each has its own limitations which affect the overall success of a recovery operation.

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