Sustainable environmental technology that preserves the coastal industry

Oil protection solutions from SeaGuard

Oil Covered Rubber Gloves

Dispersion

Dispersion is a method of combating oil spills, the purpose being to dissolve the oil and move it from the sea surface down into the water column.

Oil can disperse naturally, by mechanical methods or by the use of chemical dispersants. The use of dispersants in Norway is currently a contingency alternative against discharges on the shelf, but plans are also being made for more coastal dispersal contingency. In some cases, dispersion may be the best response option, for example when there is a risk that large amounts of oil will run aground in vulnerable areas or if oil on the high seas threatens seabirds. There can be a number of benefits to dispersing oil into the water column, especially when other response methods are limited by sea and weather conditions or access to necessary resources.

 

Dispersion is done today using chemicals that can damage other life in the ocean.

SeaGuard is working on a more environmentally friendly solution for Dispersion

SeaGUard BG Rx1

Algae-killing chemicals or oxides give fast results, but do nothing to handle the nutrients. In fact, peroxide- or chlorine dioxide-based algae (and chemical algae such as copper sulfate or alum) cause a nutrient. When chemical or oxide-based algae are used, the algae die (cell lysis via oxidation), and the nutrients and biomass cause another flowering in one cycle.

SeaGuard AquOm Water products are the first non-nutritional treatment products. AquOm Water products capture algae, toxins, biomass and nutrients that are released and pull them safely down through the water column to the bottom, where they play a beneficial role in the benthic layer that helps disrupt the algae cycle, Peroxide-based algae do not reduce suspended solids and / or prepare the water column beyond killing the algae and allowing it to sink. SeaGuardAquOm Water products reduce suspended solids (turbidity) as a whole. This is an important feature to allow aquatic plants and organisms to receive light to clean the benthic layer while removing algae from the photosynthetic layer. Peroxide and chemically based algae do not oxygenate the water column. SeaGUard BG Rx1 contains slow-release oxygen chains in the minerals that continue to dissolve in the column as the minerals sink to the benthic layer.