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The first effective oil and water pre-separator, enabling clean water release and fuel efficiency onboard ships

Project description

A tool for sustainable oil and sludge management on board ships

Oily water separation systems are the filtering tool for the highly polluted oily water generated by ships during operation. The inefficiencies and the high cost of the current technologies seem to frequently inhibit compliance with international guidelines regarding maximum oil particulates in water upon discharge. Moreover, the sludge becomes unreusable on board the ship unless further energy-intensive treatment is employed to evaporate the contained water. The EU-funded GreenArc500 project is introducing the first and only pre-separator system, which can separate oil from bilge water and handle sludge with 99 % efficiency.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Joan Paula Gota 5
410 Kollafjorour
Faeroe Islands

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00