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Title: Development of the Electromagnetic Boom and MOP System (EMOP)

Abstract

Several large-scale oil spills typically occur in the USA and other places around the world. Such events threaten the Great Lakes as well. The cleanup process is not necessarily efficient or environmentally safe. In addition, the remediation and recovery process is time consuming, expensive and can lead to harmful environmental effects. An innovative electromagnetic approach by Natural Science, LLC uses materials that are reusable, recoverable, and environmentally safe. When micron-sized magnetite (Fe3O4) particles are dispersed in oil on water, the particles form a unique and preferential bond with the oil due to a combination of forces, e.g. Van der Waals. Magnetic fields can then be used to manipulate, trap and remove the oil in an environmentally safe manner with high efficiency. In the case of oil spills on water, the water becomes the primary transport medium for manipulating the oil. Videos demonstrating the process will be shown. Both the particles and the oil are recaptured and separated for reuse. This process is being applied to electromagnetic systems that can replace and/or increase the efficiency of the passive boom and skimmer systems used today.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [3];  [2]
  1. Fermilab
  2. XIA LLC
  3. ASIC Designs, Naperville
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1463636
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-17-676-APC
1673517
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6th International Beam Instrumentation Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 08/20-08/24/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Warner, Arden, Cathey, David, Cullen, Gary, Kasper, Peter, Lumpkin, Alex, and Nelson, John. Development of the Electromagnetic Boom and MOP System (EMOP). United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2017-TULAB1.
Warner, Arden, Cathey, David, Cullen, Gary, Kasper, Peter, Lumpkin, Alex, & Nelson, John. Development of the Electromagnetic Boom and MOP System (EMOP). United States. doi:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2017-TULAB1.
Warner, Arden, Cathey, David, Cullen, Gary, Kasper, Peter, Lumpkin, Alex, and Nelson, John. Thu . "Development of the Electromagnetic Boom and MOP System (EMOP)". United States. doi:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2017-TULAB1. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1463636.
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author = {Warner, Arden and Cathey, David and Cullen, Gary and Kasper, Peter and Lumpkin, Alex and Nelson, John},
abstractNote = {Several large-scale oil spills typically occur in the USA and other places around the world. Such events threaten the Great Lakes as well. The cleanup process is not necessarily efficient or environmentally safe. In addition, the remediation and recovery process is time consuming, expensive and can lead to harmful environmental effects. An innovative electromagnetic approach by Natural Science, LLC uses materials that are reusable, recoverable, and environmentally safe. When micron-sized magnetite (Fe3O4) particles are dispersed in oil on water, the particles form a unique and preferential bond with the oil due to a combination of forces, e.g. Van der Waals. Magnetic fields can then be used to manipulate, trap and remove the oil in an environmentally safe manner with high efficiency. In the case of oil spills on water, the water becomes the primary transport medium for manipulating the oil. Videos demonstrating the process will be shown. Both the particles and the oil are recaptured and separated for reuse. This process is being applied to electromagnetic systems that can replace and/or increase the efficiency of the passive boom and skimmer systems used today.},
doi = {10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2017-TULAB1},
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