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Oil busting robots

posted Nov 11, 2010, 12:39 PM by Cesar Harada

posted Jun 1, 2010 1:35 PM by Cesar Harada   [ updated Jun 1, 2010 2:04 PM ]

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Ok, that looks super fancy and high-tech... Thanks Ji-hoon Kim... but hey, how much does it cost? BP prefers to spray the cheapest Sulfonic Acid Salt (Corexit EC9500A & EC9527A, Dispersit SPC 1000) instead of collecting the oil - so do you sincerly think they will send thousands of these? And they are so small, they would get jammed like my experiment : "biodegradable pollution collecting robot" since the crude oil dispersed in the ocean is found in a great variety of densities :

Let's be realistic : have a look at the pictures of the spill : we are not going to clean the immense ocean and millions of liters of crude oil with Rumba - like machines ... yet.
Needs to be cheaper, and collect much more...