Mechanical dispersion is the process
of using water jets to pulverize oil
into microscopic droplets - without using
chemicals. The oil will stay suspended
and be efficiently degraded
by natural occurring bacteria.
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The VORAX USV (Unmanned Surface Vessel) was developed during
the first half of 2018, and since then the vessel has gone through
a substantial testing program. This program was concluded with a
set of successful tests carried out middle of July -19 at the Ohmsett Oil Spill
Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility in New Jersey. The vessel is now ready
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Over the last 6-7 years Blue Impact and partners have performed several laboratory tests and technology
development projects to establish an operational solution for mechanical dispersion of oil spills at sea.
The development is based upon patents held by Stein Erik Sørstrøm, a former senior scientist, research
director and senior business developer at SINTEF, together with other experts at SINTEF.
SINTEF TTO initiated a commercialisation process, and Blue Impact AS (formerly Chemfree AS)
was formed in 2016 with a team consisting of Stein Erik Sørstrøm and Karl Fjelde Nevland.
One main objective of our development is to improve the way we handle oil spills at sea.