High Capacity Advancing Oil Recovery System performance testing at Ohmsett for the Wendy Schmidt oil cleanup X challenge

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Abstract
Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility was selected as the test venue for the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE. The competition was designed to inspire a new generation of innovative solutions for recovering spilled oil from the seawater’s surface.

Ten finalists, selected from more than 350 entries from around the world, demonstrated oil cleanup systems during rigorous testing where they each had 10 days to demonstrate their individual technology in the Ohmsett test tank. In this head-to-head competition, a $1 Million Grand Prize was awarded to the team that demonstrated the ability to recover oil from the water’s surface at the highest oil recovery rate (ORR) at oil recovery efficiency (ORE) of more than 70%.

This was the largest oil recovery test ever conducted at Ohmsett. This paper discusses the test setup and methodology used during the high capacity advancing oil recovery system performance testing at Ohmsett.

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