• Short Summary

    A French company has developed a versatile device to remove oil slicks from water.

    Known as?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Ships in Le Havre Harbour
    0.03

    2.
    CU Oil gobules
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    3.
    GV Harbour (2 shots)
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    4.
    CU Oil slick
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    5.
    SV & CU Cyclonet device fitted to motorised rubber dingy (2 shots)
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    6.
    CU PAN Tanks fitted to Cyclonet
    0.29

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    CU PAN Tanks on side of dinghy with pump in between
    0.37

    8.
    SV Man on shore PAN TO dinghy in water
    0.43

    9.
    SV & CU Oil tanker backs up to water's edge and discharges oil (3 shots)
    1.03

    10.
    SV PAN Dinghy and Cyclonet device clears oil watched by officials (3 shots)
    1.14

    11.
    SV Device clears oil
    1.19

    12.
    TV Dinghy clears patch of oil
    1.26

    13.
    SV & CU Oil transferred from dinghy's tanks to rubber containers (2 shots)
    1.38

    14.
    CU Device skims oil from water
    1.47

    15.
    CU Suction device in water
    1.52

    16.
    GV Patch of oil cleared by dinghy
    2.03



    Initials BB/1742 BL/MR/BB/1803



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A French company has developed a versatile device to remove oil slicks from water.

    Known as the Cyclonet, the device can remove oil slicks ranging in thickness from more than 2.5 millimetres (about a tenth of an inch) down to an iridescent film on the water surface.

    The developers -- a Grenoble based company -- manufacture two sizes. The smallest has a "pick-up" rate of 20 cubic metres (26 cubic yards) per hour. The larger model, for use in the open sea, can pick up 180 cubic metres (235 cubic yards) of oil per hour.

    The Cyclonet can be mounted on harbour launches, inflatable boats, trawlers or small tankers and will operate in rough water. The company claims the device will remove 80 or 100 per cent of any oil pollutant depending on the thickness of the slick.

    The Cyclonet takes its name from the method used to separate the oil from the water. The oil and water mixture is taken into the circular body of the device and a swirling motion causes the oil to separate from the water. The clean water is discharged from the base of the Cyclonet, while a pump transfers the oil to tanks.

    The company claims the use of the device is not restricted to oil spillage emergencies: it can be used to remove surface pollution from wiers, and ???elp cleanse industrial effluent.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GEL6KUXS4UA64IB6KFLVGRBY
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GEL6KUXS4UA64IB6KFLVGRBY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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