Clean the ocean and save the oil

NOAA POR is a ground-breaking filtering device for treating oil spills. Subsurface crude oil severely damages ecosystems, and current oil spill clean-up methods do not allow for the recovery and use of spilt oil. NNOAA POR proposes a Pelagic Oil Recovery (POR) system that is able to responsibly and effectively purify ocean water afflicted by oil spills while preserving the integrity of the collected oil for reuse. Employing the emerging technologies of magnetically charged iron-oxide nanoparticles and smart filters to separate the water and oil, POR protects the affected ecosystems rather than simply removing oil without regard to the environment.  

Julianna Probst

  • Julianna Probst
    DAAP – University of Cincinnati

    Julianna Probst is an industrial designer specializing in building memorable connections between humans and products, and designing beautiful solutions for objects that are needed in the world. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati DAAP. Based in Los Angeles, Julianna is working as a freelance consultant focusing on 3D visualization and computer-aided design.more

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