A new environmental protection technology, officially launched today, was tested extensively by the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) to ensure its efficacy.
At a special product launch held at Fleming College’s Frost Campus, Murrenhil Corporation demonstrated the abilities of the ROC Oil Cling Pad™, which can effectively clean up small-scale oil or fuel spills.
The ROC (Rapid Oil Containment) Cling Pad™ is 100 per cent recyclable and ideal for recreational and small scale commercial usage due to its light weight, compact size, and oil-adsorbing properties. It is small enough to take aboard all-sized watercrafts and vehicles and can be used for spilled fuels/hydrocarbons during refuelling, transferring and transport. Captured hydrocarbons may be reclaimed as the pad floats on water. It is also safe to use on animals, minerals and marine life.
Extensive product testing was completed at the CAWT and funded by the Applied Research and Commercialization Initiative of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Results show that the ROC Oil Cling Pad™ is able to adsorb 20-30 times its own weight and 40 to 60 per cent more hydrocarbons than conventional pads.
“It’s a highly innovative approach that signals a cost-effective shift in the way oil spills are managed,” said Dr. Brent Wootton, Director & Senior Scientist of the CAWT.
Murrenhil Corporation is a previous Innovation Award Winner and elected Environmental Hero for its ROC Barrier™, the world’s fastest oil containment system, designed to reach and trap an oil spill within minutes. With the ROC Barrier™, Murrenhil is currently partnering with many environmentally proactive organizations including Chevron Corporation, United States Coast Guard, Suncor Energy Lubricants Centre and Rocky Mountain Environmental Ltd.
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Barry Devolin and City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Ric McGee helped kick off the event along with several funding and community representatives. Thompson Fuels assisted with the product demonstration.
With the introduction of its newest product line, Murrenhil Corporation President Glenn Murray: “Hopes to continue to encourage individuals and businesses to take a proactive approach to managing oil spills of all magnitudes and protecting our planet’s water.”
About Murrenhil Corporation
With an unwavering commitment to protecting the planet’s water, Murrenhil Corporation is dedicated to the sustainable development of environmental protection technology for use worldwide. The company strives to affect positive changes and will further the development of products to help provide clean, safe water for the health and well-being of our planet now and in the future. For more information about Murrenhil Corporation, visit www.murrenhil.com. Attention broadcast media: Quality footage of ROC Oil Cling Pad™ demonstration is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODAVgiScd1w.
About the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment
The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) specializes in applied research on alternative, innovative and emerging water and wastewater technologies. The facility, located at Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario, is currently collaborating with more than 50 Canadian companies, 14 universities and numerous government departments on research and development, commercialization, demonstration, and technology verification projects.
About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Community Development and Health, Continuing Education, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Justice and Business, Skilled Trades and Technology, General Arts and Science and Visual Arts. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 63,000 alumni.
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