Pure Appl. Chem., 1999, Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 95-101
Separation of Oil and Water in Oil Spill Recovery Operations
The separation of water from oil that is collected in any oil spill recovery operation is a continuing and necessary requirement during every stage of the effort. Its importance is reflected in the cost of transport and storage of large volumes of oily water, the salvage value of separated oil and the added labor costs associated with long-term recovery operations.