The spillage of oil into the environment is an ongoing concern. Marine oil spills draw much attention because the oil harms marine animals and floral life. Current methods to aid in oil cleanup include containment booms, oil skimmers, and dispersants. Many of these techniques may not be very effective and may also harm aquatic life.
EMOP is a simple, environmentally-safe method to clean up, recover, and manipulate spilled oil in water and on other surfaces. Additionally, it provides a solution to contain, control, and possibly stop oil leaks. The system uses a patented electromagnetic boom for use in conjunction with a method for magnetizing oil.
EMOP replaces the aforementioned systems in a non-toxic, safe, and efficient manner while increasing the efficiency of the remediation process. Magnetite is cheap and natural; it can be removed from the reclaimed oil and reused.
Applications and Industries
- Electromagnetic Boom/Pump
- Wild-life cleaning
- Produced water hydrocarbon remediation
Category: Environmental & Safety
Tags and Keywords: Magnetic oil recovery, Oil remediation, Oil spill, Hydrocarbon, Produced water
Patent Status: Multiple patents pending and issued
Aaron G Sauers, CLP
Fermilab, MS 312 – PO Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510
Natural Science, LLC holds an exclusive license to utilize and develop electromagnetic oil recovery boom technologies across a broad range of applications, including on-and-off-shore oil remediation and control management systems as well as produced water hydrocarbon remediation.