Grooved Disc Technology
The ELASTEC X SKIMMER line is based on extensive research conducted by the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara to improve oil recovery rates by tailoring the surface geometry of oleophilic (oil-loving) skimmers.
The internationally and domestically patented grooved disc technology allows for faster, more efficient recovery of high volume oil spills than any mechanical method currently available on the market today. The revolutionary skimming technology won the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE by recovering oil at a rate of 4,670 gallons per minute and an oil-to-water efficiency rate of 89.5%.
The E/AM technology has received international awards such as Popular Mechanics 2012 Breakthrough Technology Award; the Excellence in Environmental Technology award at the Offshore Arabia conference in Dubai; and the Nafta Gaz Grand Prix award at Oil and Gas Warsaw in Poland. National Geographic has ranked the technology second in its “Most Hopeful Energy Developments of 2011” and The Washington Post cited it as the 13th best “Moment in Innovation.”
The X150 and the X30 Cassette are the first X SKIMMER models scheduled for production later this year.
*Domestic and international patents apply.
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