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- UPDATE 06/09/10: Kevin Costner will testify at a hearing of the House Committee on Science and Technology. Hearing :: 6/9/2010 :: Deluge of Oil Highlights Research and Technology Needs for Effective Cleanup of Oil Spills [SCHEDULED] Testimony By Mr. Kevin Costner Partner Ocean Therapy Solutions. Kevin Costner House Energy and Environment Subcommittee
"This is a technology that we know works, and has worked for a long time, I'm just really happy that the light of day has come to this, and I'm very sad about why it is. But this is why it was developed, and like anything that we all face, as a group, we face it together."
Costner has spent 15 years and $26 million of his own dollars to fund research and development of the patented machine with his older brother Dan, a scientist, Costner’s team obtained a license from the Department of Energy in 1993.. The 55 year old actor came up with the idea after the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident. After watching a demonstration, BP agreed to use 6 units in a first test phase to help with the Deep-Water Horizon cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico.
The liquid-liquid centrifugal separators come in different sizes, the largest of which can clean water at a rate of 200 gallons per minute, 50 gallons faster than the well is leaking. One machine should clean about 200,000 gallons of the oil polluted water per day. Depending on the oil to water mix, the machine has the ability to extract 2,000 barrels of oil a day from the Gulf waters. After separation, the oil is stored and the water will be retuned to the gulf more than 99% clean.
26 units are ready to be deployed, said Costner's business partner and legal counsel John Houghtaling.
Spinning solution centrifugal tecchnology owned by Kevin Costner could prove to be part of the solution to the gulf oil spill. Costner's team has been working on the technology for about 15 years. Kevin Costner's cleanup solution
The CINC Liquid-Liquid Centrifugal Separator utilizes the force generated by rotating an object about a central axis. By spinning two fluids of different densities within a rotating container or rotor the heavier fluid is forced to the wall at the inside of the rotor while the lighter fluid is forced toward the center of the rotor. CINC Costner Industries Nevada Corporation, 3535 Arrowhead Dr., Carson City, NV 89706. Tel: 800-380-CINC or 775-885-5080. Fax: 775-885-5087. Costner Industries Nevada Corp. (CINC)
The cGMP V-5 unit is a liquid-liquid centrifugal separator that can also be used for extraction and washing at process flow rates up to 5 gpm. Essentially, the design is based on the new version of the company's take-apart V-2. Additionally the cGMP V-5 offers the capability of rapid disassembly for inspection and cleaning. Liquid-Liquid Centrifugal Separator
Providing global solutions for oil recovery Ocean Therapy Solutions
Subcommittee on Energy & Environment :: June 9, 2010 Deluge of Oil Highlights Research and Technology Needs for Effective Cleanup of Oil Spills