There are three major methods used today. Use of chemicals in order to sink the oil spill to the bottom of the ocean (Dispersion). Upside: The oil does not reach the shoreline. Downside: The bottom of the ocean is killed at the location where the oil is sunk.
The second option is to try to collect as much of the oil as possible and then set it on fire. This method is called In Situ Burning or ISB. This is a quite primitive solution, not accused of being the most scientific solution for this problem.. but still a solution.
The third option is to try to collect as much of the oil as possible. This method is called Skimming. This is a rather good solution. it is both cost effective and it removes large amounts of oil in a short period of time. However, this method relies on good weather. It can´t be strong currents or big waves and even if it is effective it is never 100%. There is always oil that escapes and often ends up at the shoreline.
Finally, when the solutions above fail. Or if they’re simply isn’t any time for any actions, the oil spill ends up at the shoreline. This is everyone’s worst nightmare! How do you clean up oil spill at a shingle beach? Or for that matter, in a swamp?
This is where DissOil comes in! DissOil is both a solution for minor oil spills in for instance foresting or at constructions as well as major oil spills at pipelines or offshore. Picture a great oil spill offshore. We try to collect as much of the oil spill as possible with skimming and then we simply ad DissOil.
DissOil absorbs 10 times its own weight and as soon as it get in contact with the oil it not only absorbs it, it also starts to “eat it up”. At the right conditions this could mean that the offshore oil spill would be absorbed by DissOil and before it hit the shoreline all of the oil would already be gone. Dissolved by DissOil! See how fast DissOil eats up the oil.
And if it gets to the shoreline before all of the oil is dissolved it simply washes up on the shoreline still strongly absorbed by DissOil – meaning that it is not sticky and can also withstand high pressure (equivalent to a 90kg person walking on it) without leaking any oil. Thus meaning that plant and animal life would not be contaminated by the oil.