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    Posted May 31, 2010 by
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    ABC 3 - AIR BUBBLE CURTAIN

     
    ABC 3 - AIR BUBBLE CURTAIN
    Learn from the Humpback Whales! - 1 SOLUTION - 3  APPLICATIONS!

    graphic: http://www.cleanwaterhorizon.com/html/bubble_curtain.html

     


     

    1. ABC 1 - OIL CONTAINMENT  CURTAIN

    From simple inner tubes and hoses to complex air  dispersing systems can be placed (approx. 300-1000 feet diameter) on the sea  floor around the leak areas, circumferencing the gushing oil. Tiny air bubbles  escape from the tubes will expand and travel towards the surface while becoming  bigger and bigger. Depending on the water  depth, calculations of the air released in relation to the size of bubbles  arriving at the surface have to be considered.

    The Air Bubble Curtain will  naturally contain the oil inside the bubble curtain, and while air bubbles keep  oil trapped, oil travels to the surface for skimming and recovery  operations.

    Unless there is a significant current above the  spill area, the oil will still travel inside that bubble curtain, getting already partially and 'naturally weathered' before reaching the surface!

    Additional High Seas Surface BOOMS need to  enclose the area on the surface about 1 mile in diameter to contain the oil on  the surface preventing it from spreading into the open sea.

    Consider to use and incorporate a huge 'parachute  system' on the surface, see invention by Ivano Urban: ttp://www.cleanwaterhorizon.com/html/ivano_urban_.html


    2. ABC 2 - OIL WEATHERING  SYSTEM

    Air Bubble Curtains can also be used to help 'weather' the oil without the need of toxic dispersants!

     

    Use this system for ocean water purification, O2 enrichment, and even convert it into a non-toxic dispersant distribution tube system!

     

    Once the oil arrives at the surface, it should already be 'dispersed' and 'weathered' much more due to turbulences caused by the simple AIR BUBBLES expanding and washing oil towards the surface.


    3. ABC 3 -  MARINE ANIMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM


    The same Bubble Curtain will be a natural barrier for marine animals and keep them away from spill zones!

    The BUBBLE curtain can be used in zones of high concentration of oil as well as along shore lines and other locations where marine life needs urgent protection.

     

    The System is SIMPLE, NON-TOXIC, EASY TO DEPLOY, HARMLESS and  NON-INTERFERING with other operations!


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