Research

The Use of Additive Manufacturing to Investigate Novel Surface Geometries for Improved Oil Skimmer Recovery in Thin Oil Slicks

Project Number
1130
Program
Progress Date
07/15/2021
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Gregory Hewitt
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$323,034.00
Estimated Completion Date
07/15/2022
Description

This project will use additive manufacturing to investigate unique and innovative surface geometries that could improve an oleophilic skimmer's oil recovery rate and/or efficiency in thin oil slicks (1/2 inch and less.) Deep Analytics will develop and asses multiple 3D printed surface geometries in a series of tiered tests at their facility. The most promising geometries will be implemented on a set of prototype drums and will be tested at the Ohmsett facility using a commercially available drum skimmer.

Latest progress update

Contract was awarded on July 14, 2021.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A