MyCelx Oil and Hydrocarbon Removal Solutions

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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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MyCelx Oil and Hydrocarbon Removal
Solutions

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Presented by Hal Alper

Oil Removal Technologies

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Evolving Needs and Differential Nature of Bilge Water



15
ppm



What does it mean?


15 / 10,000

of 1%


15 gm / 1,000,000 gm


1 ml = 1 gm = 1
cc


1L = 1000 ml x 1000 L = 1 x 10
6

ml = 1 x 10
6

cc


1000 L H
2
O x 1000 gm/L = 1,000,000 gm





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Droplet volume 15 ml = 15 cc


# of droplets = 1


Diameter of droplet = 3 cm


Surface Area = 28.6 cm
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Mass >> Surface Tension


Charge << Mass


Will Disperse

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Comparison of

1000 ml







Diameter of droplet = 1 micron


Droplet Volume = 5.24 x 10
-
19
cc.


Number of Droplets


= 15 /( 5.24 x 10
-
19

) = 3 x 10
19

droplets


= 3,000,000,000,000,000,000 droplets


Total Surface Area = 9 x 10

7
sq.cm


Mass << Surface Tension


Charge >> Mass


Will Repel

1000 ml

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100
μ

50

μ

10

μ





1

μ

0.1

μ




Liquid
-----------

Mixed
--------------------------------------

Particle




Gravity
------------------------------
|
-----------------------------
Chemistry


-

Sequential Treatment Scheme

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New Ship

Old Ship

High Detergent

More Oil and

more slugs

Low Oil

High Particulate

Low Particulate

High Microbial

Products

Low Microbial Products

Major Problem

Major Problem

Emulsified Oil

System not able to adapt to mixed
properties

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One size fits all approach is problematic due to
variable nature of bilge water from ship to ship and
over the lifetime of the ship




Shipboard bilge water systems should be modular and
able to evolve as conditions change

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