Kevin Coster Helps Oil Spill With Cleaning Machine: May 20: Video
Kevin Costner's Oil Spill Cleaning Machine Has Been Approved by BP on May 20
BP has approved the use of Kevin Costner's oil cleaning machine called an Ocean Therapy Device, which he hopes will help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The machine is a centrifugal processing device that was developed by a team of scientists funded by Kevin Costner after the devastating Exxon-Valdez oil spill in 1989. The machine aims to separate the oil from the water so that the clean water can be left behind and the dirty oil can be taken away.
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“The machines are basically sophisticated centrifuge devices that can handle a huge volume of water and separate at unprecedented rates,” Ocean Therapy Solutions CEO John Houghtaling said.
Kevin Costner has been involved with a team of scientists developing this technology for the past 15 years and after BP executives saw the machine at work in a test-run they have approved it for use in the fight against the water gushing in to the Gulf of Mexico from the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig.
were developed from older centrifuge technology. Normal centrifuge machines are very slow and sensitive to different ratios of oil to water mixtures at intake.
Kevin Costner said that one of these machines can apparently clean about 210,000 gallons a day and the dirty oil can be separated and stored in tanks while the clean water is left behind.