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Water Purification

Distance from oil-producing areas of places of consumption makes it necessary to use a huge network of pipelines, transport vehicles and overflow terminal. Accident on tankers, drilling platforms and pipelines are accompanied by spillage of crude oil and processed products. For spill response use mainly mechanical and sorption methods. However, the oil film thickness less than 1-2 mm, and also at a low depth of a reservoir using mechanical means becomes impossible. In such circumstances, the most effective special neftesorbiruyuschie materials. Royal Dutch Shell shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. The main requirements for neftesorbiruyuschim materials are: harmless to the environment, oil intensity (the amount of absorbed oil products per unit weight of sorbent), buoyancy (in the initial and the saturated state), hydrophobicity (sorbent should not absorb water), the possibility of recycling and reuse; manufacturability and application (ease of application to the surface and removal); reasonable price. That combination of these factors determined the effectiveness of neftesorbiruyuschih materials. In the purification technologies company 'B-TEK' neftesorbiruyuschie uses different materials: applied universally (unique) neftesorbiruyuschie materials from 100% polypropylene (environmentally friendly material), which perfectly absorbs oil and has a water repellent.

Oil capacity of these materials is very high: they absorb almost 25 times more own weight and are a great way to eliminate the effects of oil spills. Neftesorbiruyuschie materials of polypropylene have good hydrophobicity and floatability (completely filled with oil sorbents are always afloat). If necessary, after a simple extraction, they can be re-used, easy to disposal (burned in a boiler room). Their use is possible as the water and on land.

Fri, March 12 2021 » News