absorbing boom

absorbing boom

[əb′sȯrb·iŋ ‚büm]
(civil engineering)
A device that floats on the water and is used to stop the spread of an oil spill and aid in its removal.
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The current arsenals available to address oil spills, such as dispersants, absorbing booms, skinning, and other methods are also discussed.