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The performance of oily water separators from an operational perspective

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Henderson, GA and Islam, R, The performance of oily water separators from an operational perspective, Proceedings of the 2022 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Maritime Convention, 26-29 September 2022, Houston, pp. 1-12. (2022) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2022 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)

DOI: doi:10.5957/SMC-2022-010

Abstract

This study explores the effects of pre-treatment on oily water separator performance at the shipboard level. An online survey of marine personnel was carried out, in which respondents were asked to rate the performance of separator systems and to provide technical information. The results of the study indicated that the use of pre-treatment resulted in improved effectiveness ratings of between 11 & 18%, with increases of between 14 & 43% found for the failure running hours. Given these findings, it was concluded that the use of pre-treatment offers a relatively simple method of improving oily water separator performance, and that there is a need for the International Maritime Organization to further encourage its use via legislation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:oily water separator, MARPOL, maritime pollution, environment
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Henderson, GA (Mr Gavin Henderson)
UTAS Author:Islam, R (Dr T M Rabiul Islam)
ID Code:153671
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2022-09-30
Last Modified:2022-10-17
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