A fundamentally new, cheap, and effective way to clean lake bottom sediments of oil that was created by scientists of the Institute of Biology TSU, now is protected by a patent. After some additional expertise, the technology may be used by oil companies, which are already showing their interest in it.
- The next step will be to conduct pilot tests and technical documentation for submission to environmental review of the Rosprirodnadzor (Russian Federal Agency for Nature Supervision). This is a prerequisite for all the new technologies that have an impact on the environment, even for its restoration and cleaning, - explained Danil Vorobyov, the director of the Biological Institute.
The problem of cleaning marine bottom sediments is relevant to all oil and gas producing regions. Already, a number of oil companies are interested in the invention of the Biological Institute scientists, because the use of the new technology will help to avoid multimillion-dollar fines, stipulated by the legislation for water pollution.