More Volume, More Recovery

The EEL is a patented combination of equipment and processes that will assist cleanup efforts in a variety of ways. One major application is cleaning up pollutants due to activities such as shipping, pipelines, and oil rigs. Other applications include watershed and harmful algae blooms which continue to occur each year in the world oceans and waterways. Over the past three decades, we have seen an increase in the number of pollution-related events affecting our oceans, beaches, rivers and waterways. These have a significant effect on our coastlines along with massive social and financial impacts. Each of these events pose similar challenges and responsibilities regarding marine pollution, damage control, and prevention technologies. They collectively raise expressions of concern to the public, the media, and governing bodies about ways to protect marine habitats. This results in pressure to develop new technologies that can help reduce the environmental, financial and social impacts surrounding such disasters.

The primary purpose of the EEL, which is capable of covering large areas, is to extract pollutants from large bodies of water into boats or barges for further separation. It functions not only as a containment/boom barrier, but also as an effective rapid extraction line capable of removing contaminants from water. These contaminants are then processed through back-end separation systems. Clean-up efforts employing current boom systems are often plagued with a multitude of difficulties caused by ineffective and outdated approaches for recovering pollutants such as oil and algae. The EEL system embodies the evolution of clean-up response by taking surface and sub-surface extraction to the next level of volume, efficiency and speed of collection.