A group of European researchers within the framework of the international project has developed an original technology for removing oil spots from the sea surface using a floating trap that resembles a well -known mop.
The current methods of combating oil spots are usually technically very complex and require the involvement of significant forces and means. Shvabra for oil cleaning is deprived of such shortcomings.
It is an unsinkable polypropylene network consisting of loops. The material from which the network is made is well absorbed by oil products and repels water. She does not need special buoys to stay on the surface. A strong storm is not terrible, because it easily repeats the contours of the waves, while continuing to do its own business.
Schwabra is designed to work with several types of oil products. The holding volumes of pollution is 50 times higher than the weight of the mop itself. At the end of the work, the mop is extracted from the water, is carefully squeezed and cleaned, and the petroleum products merge into a special tanker and are sent for processing or disposal.
Developers hope to bring their product to industrial use during the year.