TSU biologists in partnership with PurOceans company, created in Europe with TSU participation, will conduct field trials of Aeroschup technology. This innovative approach created at TSU will clean oil and petroleum products from bottom sediments. Demonstrating what Aeroshup is capable of will promote the product on the global market.
He notes that this problem is caused by hydrocarbon fuels transferred by the sea routes. Emergency situations during loading and shipment often create oil spills. Usually, half of it can be liquidated from the surface, but the other half sinks to the bottom. Additionally, many ports of the former Soviet Union inherited oil and petroleum products in the bottom sediments from the 20th century.
Port of Riga will become a testing site for modules designed for ports. Scientists say that the location has a lot in common with still-water bodies like lakes, where Aeroschup has been used many times.
There are several potential clients, from Liepaja, Malmo, Copenhagen, and several ports from Germany, Norway, and Portugal, who are interested in Aeroschup technology.
Aeroshup has already earned a positive response in Russia. Currently, it is the only technology of purifying bottom sediments that received positive reviews from the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation and is permitted to be used across the country.