“Oily Water Separators: 30 Years Experience and No Consensus”
Author: Rik van Hemmen
Published in the Summer 2005 issue of Cleaner Seas
This paper was the start off point for the SNAME T&R OWS effort and asked more questions than it provided answers. While OWS systems had been aboard ships for decades, USCG investigations revealed that they were not functioning properly. Once the USCG started asking questions, ship owners slowly, and one by one, started looking towards the engineering community to provide answers.
To download the full paper click this link: Oily_Water_Separators_30_Years_Experience_and_No_Consensus