Kevin Costner Wants Centrifuge Machine To Clean Gulf
Movie star Kevin Costner is promoting a water-oil separation device as part of the effort to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf. Costner claims the $24 million oil extraction device will clean oil from the water at a rate of 97 percent. BP will test the device, but the volume of oil and water to be separated from the spill is massive. Costner’s company, Ocean Therapy Solutions, provides the machine that can clean as much as 200 gallons per minute. The company reports it has 20 such machines ready to be employed.
The machines are basically sophisticated centrifuge devices that can handle a huge volume of water and separate the oil at high rates. The machines work by drawing in the infested water where it then breaks it down, allowing the oil to discharge through a separate pipe.
(The Christian Science Monitor, 5/20/2010)