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Natural Science’s E-MOP™ Oil Spill Remediation Technology has garnered attention since its days in the laboratory test environment, which happened to be in founder Arden Warner’s garage.



University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Launches New Cleantech Accelerator, Resurgence

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in partnership with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) are pleased to announce the launch of Resurgence, a new cleantech accelerator powered by Deep Tech Ventures.



Omhsett Gazette - E-MOP System Magnetically Traps and Removes Oil from Water

Modules of solenoidal coil-shaped magnets, form an electromagnetic-boom (E-MOP) structure. The E-MOP, with its pulsed magnetic force field, directs the oil towards the magnetic ramp and separator for recovery.



OPTT inventor profiles: Arden Warner

Editor’s note: On April 10, News at Work introduced the first in a series of digital posters featuring Fermilab inventors



E-MOP and MAT are 2019 R&D 100 Finalists

Both E-MOP and MAT were recognized as Finalists in the annual R&D 100 Awards for innovation in science and technology. R&D Magazine presents the R&D 100 awards annually in recognition of exceptional new products or processes that were developed during the previous year. An international panel of judges selects the awardees based on the technical significance, uniqueness and usefulness of projects and technology from across industry, government and academia.


E-MOP Validation shows 97.2% efficiency

Natural Science recently tested its large-scale prototype of the E-MOP electromagnetic boom and ramp in a huge tank at Ohmsett, the National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility in Leonard, New Jersey. The tank measures 600 feet long, 200 feet wide and holds 2.2 million gallons of ocean water. The tests demonstrated that the E-MOP system was 97.2% efficient in separating oil from water.  This impressive result far exceeds traditional methods such as passive booms and skimmers, chemical dispersants, burning, and bioremediation.


How to clean up an oil spill—

magnetize the oil first | TEDxNaperville

Environmental problems require solutions that are non-toxic, safe, and efficient. But the technology used to face many of these problems has not improved over time. The technology to contain and clean oil spills, for example, has not seen much in the way of innovation in over 30 years— particularly boom technology.



Scientific American Podcast

"A physicist may have dreamed up a new way to clean up oil spills."

-- David Biello reports

Podcast by David Biello on August 17, 2014



Reported by Popular Science

"A Physicist's new process uses magnetism instead of toxic chemicals to mop up oil spills."


iKan Media Interview

Rob interviews accelerator physicist Arden Warner about his new concept for cleaning up oil spills in water.


As seen on Motherboard

The Magnetic Wand That Cleans Oil Spills


Aaron on Natural Science Technology

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