Circus River Skimmers for Oil Spills In Rivers
The Circus River Skimmer is an in-line oil skimmer that is coupled with river oil boom and harnesses water flow to separate the oil and water. The oil skimmer has a circular chamber that accumulates the oil and allows the water to exit the bottom. This skimmer is ideal for oil spills in calm river conditions. Tested at Ohmsett (an independent test facility) it was able to recover 90% of oil at 2 knots.
Rotation of the oil/water is generated by the river current. The circular flow in the chamber is created as the water entering the chamber is balanced by a corresponding flow exiting beneath the oil skimmer.
The Circus River Skimmer can be deployed in conjunction with the BoomVane (optional extra) which will pull the deflection boom into the river.
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