Open-Cell Foam Products for Detection/Removal of Oil and Contamination from Water
The NCS natural contamination product line is based on new technology that is based on simultaneous detection and removal of oil and related contamination from water. This technology is based on an open-cell foam membrane that traps water contaminants that may otherwise remain undetected. Like a sponge, the flexible elastomeric foam acts like a capillary network similar to the alveoli of the human lungs; the Open-Cell foam absorbs contamination and exhales clear water, one drop at a time. The trapped contaminants are collected and can be analyzed by independent laboratories.
Historically, contamination has been addressed by adding chemicals. Unfortunately, the chemicals used can be toxic themselves, causing further damage and resulting in additional costs.
NCS Fluid Handling Systems is a solutions firm. With our thorough understanding of environmental regulations and science, we offer principal based, natural, cost-effective solutions that respect both regulations and the environment. The NCS competitive distinction is to reduce total project costs by applying natural innovation to science and regulation without compromising environmental integrity or regulatory compliance.
Oil spill disasters have been one of the major concerns of the marine world for a long time now. As a result of an accident involving ships or oil rigs, the ocean water becomes contaminated by liquid petroleum hydrocarbon, causing damages to the environment for decades to come. In addition to killing fish, marine mammals and birds, oil spills damage beaches and wildlife habitats, among others. When an oil slick reaches the beach, it also affects human settlement on the beaches and mangrove forests etc. In short, an oil spill completely disturbs an entire ecosystem for a quite long period of time. Marine oil spills have been of tremendous concern due to the adverse impact on economic and ecological systems. Major oil spills such as the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill triggered worldwide consciousness of marine spill response. Some other well known oil spills include The Amoco Cadiz in France in 1978; The Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989; The ‘Gulf War’ in Kuwait in 1991; The Erica in France in 1999; The Aegean Sea in Galicia, Spain, in 1992; and the Prestige in Spain and France in 2002.
Today, we are extremely proud to announce that we have taken our engagement for the environment one step further, with the launch of our industry leading natural contamination solutions.
Videos on Open-Cell Technology (used for both water testing and remediation/filtration of contaminated water for industrial oil and chemical spills)