Nonwoven materials help protect the coast from oil spills.

Disasters related to the oil spill to occur unplanned and always unpredictable. These accidents cause heavy losses as man and nature. Oil disaster are not only caused by drilling platforms. The reasons could also be a pipeline accident or crash into the sea, which over the past decade have led to serious, long-term and continuing for decades indirect damages. The area of soil contamination with oil products in Russia in 2011 increased almost 2-fold compared with the previous year and amounted to about 72 thousand hectares, says the head of the center “Antistihiya” MNF Vladislav Boloven.
According to the MOE, is currently in the country are more than 10 thousand potentially dangerous objects, while 70% of them are located in 146 cities with a population of over 100 thousand people each. The vast majority of VET commissioned 40-50 years ago. In Normative life to 15 years of chemical-technological equipment until now repeatedly produced its resources, obsolete and physically worn out.
“The total area of soil contamination by oil and petroleum products in the Russian Federation amounted to 71.484 thousand hectares, which is 1.6 times higher than in 2010 (44.659 ha)”, – said V. Boloven.
He said such incidents were reported in Yakutia, Udmurtia, Transbaikal, the Perm edge, Amur, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Samara, Orenburg, Ulyanovskiy, Nizhny Novgorod, Kurgan region, as well as in the Khanty-Mansi and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. Read more
Given the global incidents, the greatest disaster the world has been an accident on an oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the leading manufacturers of non-woven fabric TWE Group (Germany), together with two companies from Switzerland HeiQ AG (a high-tech company that discovers, develops long textile effects), as well as company Beyond Surface Technologies AG, which investigates high-quality effects, based on long-term technology – together all of these companies have developed non-woven fabric, which absorbs lightning oil droplets and rejects fluid. In addition, this nonwoven fabric acts as a barrier that prevents that absorbed oil drops again came to the surface.
After numerous studies conducted including on the beaches of Alabama (U.S. state) while the oil spill was found that the nonwoven fabric Oilskill fully justified the expectations of producers. It appears that the material is absorbed not only crude oil, but also intercepted and dispersed components of oil, they are removed from the water and small clumps of resin caught in non-woven fabric, so they have no way back into the river, lake or sea.
TWE Group, HeiQ AG and Beyond Surface Technologies AG in recent months so perfected his new technology, it can be used as coastal and beach protection. Thus the production of material Oilskill can be used to filter plants to clean animals and birds that are contaminated with oil and cleaning ships and rocks.
Since August Oilskill introduced in database products, service and equipment oil group BP and was able to successfully complete an accurate and extensive selection process during the liquidation accident on oil rig Deepwater Horizon. Non-woven material is one of the few technologies that is suitable especially for coastal and beach protection. In addition, the Coast Guard United States confirmed the Ministry of National Security (Department for Homeland Security), that the product Oilskill is great potential to effectively eliminate the effects of the oil disaster in the world.
Employees of enterprises BP make a choice from the above database exclusively for those companies that are able to effectively fight the effects of oil spills.
Database – is the result of painstaking selection by BP as a result of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In the database were only 300 technology 129 000 originally claimed. Material Oilskill got to that number.
By material Oilskill expressed interest except for private or public organizations and national organizations as the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard U.S. states Mississippi and Luizuanu. According to its estimates nonwoven material has a remarkable feature: Oilskill terms of the Coast Guard only available to the technology used for coastal and beach protection, which can prevent contamination of huge areas.
Without someneniya, this foreign experience should help to improve the environmental situation in Russia, it remains to find those who can use it. As mentioned above, ploshad oil pollution in only growing.

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