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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.
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.
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