EVTN Announces Voraxial® Shipment for Oil Spill Response
Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCQB: EVTN) announced today that it has recently shipped a Voraxial 4000 Separator to a leading and highly recognized oil spill recovery organization.
The order comes after multiple tests that confirmed the performance ability of the Voraxial Separator to efficiently separate oil from water. The tests were centered on the inlet oil concentration rates fluctuating from 5% to 20%. Other projects have also demonstrated efficient separation at lower and higher oil concentrations.
This order represents another important step toward the introduction of Voraxial enabled, next generation oil spill response and recovery vessels that can effectively contain and recover larger volumes of oil from major spills. Typically, the skimmed oil/water mixture captured on the vessels consists of a very high percentage of water, in some cases over 95%. By installing the Voraxial, the separation of the oil/water mixture is completed immediately. The water is separated in-line and returned immediately to its source while the recovered oil is discharged into a holding tank. Utilizing the Voraxial enables the vessels to reduce the volume of water captured and increase the volume of oil recovered. In some instances up to 5 to 10 times more oil, thus making the vessel and oil spill recovery more productive.
The Voraxial® 4000 Separator, processing over 850,000 gallons per day, can be installed onboard a vessel or submerged in the ocean for separation of large volumes of oil and water recovered from skimming operations. The Submersible Voraxial® design is the only oil-water vortex separator that can operate in the water to treat oil slicks. Further, the Submersible Voraxial® can be lowered deep into the ocean to treat underwater oil spills and oil plumes.
EVTN manufactures various models to handle different flow rates. The Voraxial 8000 Separator processes up to seven (7) million gallons of oily water per day which is equivalent to 5,000 gallons per minute. To put the volume of the Voraxial® 8000 in perspective, this equipment processes about three times the total estimated volume of the oil spill flow rate from the Deep Water Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico. The Voraxial 2000 Separator separates over 100,000 gallons per day.
The low capital cost to acquire and install the Voraxial enables a region, such as the Gulf of Mexico or a coastline to be equipped to handle multiple catastrophic oil spills or smaller spills, such as the recent pipeline rupture in Santa Barbara, California, quickly and efficiently.
The compactness, light weight and low energy requirements of the Voraxial® enables the Voraxial® to be easily installed on new vessels or retrofitted onto existing vessels. The Voraxial's® small footprint allows it to be secured on different size vessels to handle both large and small oil spills. Further, the compactness of the Voraxial® enables the proposed next generation oil spill response systems to be helicopter deployed or secured onboard oil platforms and tankers as well as in harbors, coastlines and other sensitive locations.
EVTN is currently in negotiations with other customers interested in the Voraxial Separator for oil spill recovery.
"The low capital cost to acquire and install the Voraxial enables a region, such as the Gulf of Mexico or a coastline to be equipped to handle multiple catastrophic oil spills or smaller spills, such as the recent pipeline rupture in Santa Barbara, California, quickly and efficiently."
This video shows the Submersible Voraxial® used in the Gulf Spill Trials
The Voraxial® 4000 Separator above processes up to 17,000 barrels per day separating solids and oil. The Voraxial® is installed via a flange connection within the customers' existing pipeline. The fluid pressure is approximately 20-35psi.