Two Countermeasures That Usually Used in the Sea

By Jason A Smail | Lifestyle

Jul 26

As one of the solutions to reduce oil leakage and work accident at sea, MBC has done its job very well. This hardware is able to stop the flow of oil quickly when the hose is disconnected because of the tanker off the track. Tanker out of this path is usually caused by the failure of tethering or unstable wave conditions. The oil leak is not 100% can be stopped, but at least MBC can reduce quite a lot of possibilities when the oil leak in the hose. This is a very effective method.

Please note, if there is a significant oil spill in the sea, there are two countermeasures that are quite often used. This handling should pay attention to the state and type of beach, because not necessarily both are used throughout the coast. The types of handling are:

– Sorbent
Sorbents can dispose of oil through adsorption mechanisms (attachment of oil to the surface of the sorbent) and absorption (absorption of oil into the sorbent). This sorbent serves to change the oil phase from liquid to solid so it is easy to collect and set aside. Sorbents must have hydrophobic, oleophobic and easily dispersed characteristics on the surface of the oil recovered and reused. There are 3 types of sorbent which are organic (cotton, straw, dry grass, sawdust), natural inorganic (clay, vermiculite, sand) and synthetic (polyurethane foam, polyethylene, polypropylene and nylon fiber)

– Bioremediation
Bioremediation is to accelerate the process that occurs naturally, for example by adding nutrients, resulting in the conversion of a number of components into less harmful products such as CO2, water, and biomass. In addition to having small environmental impacts, this can significantly reduce the impact of the spill. Unfortunately, this method can only be applied to certain types of beaches, such as sandy beaches and pebbles, and ineffective in the ocean.

To determine which methods are suitable for oil countermeasures at sea, it is necessary to analyze in depth and involve many parties. The sooner the decision is made, the more marine life that can be saved.

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