Di-Tube Cleanup and Recovery of Oil from Oil Spills
14 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2020
Date Written: February 5, 2020
Petroleum exploration has been a pivotal part of the mass industrialization, and since no humanitarian process spares the environment, so is the petroleum exploration. One of the most deadly side effect of this petroleum exploration undoubtedly is the oil spills caused on land and off shore sites which lead to mass destruction of economy and the ecosystem of the globe. With this warning comes an alarming need to rectify the disaster created by the oil spills by cleaning up the spills using integrated techniques that not only save the ecosystem but also makes sure the spilled oil is recovered efficiently. The proposed technique is Di-tube which mainly contains some of the most commonly used domestic sorbents namely cotton and polypropylene arranged in an integrated tubular form for maximum sorbency. Di-tube is the concentric arrangement of cotton and polypropylene with cotton towards the inside surrounded by polypropylene fibers towards the outside a structure best enhancing the sorbency. The novelty of Di-tube lies in the fact that it is not only a cost-effective way to clean the oil furthermore it generates new revenues through the oil that can be recovered.
Keywords: Absorption, Oil spill, Sorption, Cotton, Polypropylene
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