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Home > Fuzzy2 Oil Skimmer Material Exceeds Expectations for Gulf Oil Spill Clean-up

Abanaki Oil Skimmers: Abanaki Fuzzy2 Oil Skimming Material Called

Abanaki Fuzzy2™ Oil Skimming Material Called into Fight against Gulf Oil Spill

Abanaki Corporation's patent-pending Fuzzy2™ material is being put to work off the coast of Louisiana on a disk skimmer cleaning up oil from the Gulf oil spill disaster. The new Fuzzy2 material has triple the oil removal capacity of standard disk skimming material, and this is the first time it has been used on such a large scale project.

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Video demonstration of Fuzzy2 oil skimming material

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A disk skimmer uses a rotating disk to remove oil from water. Oleophilic (oil attracting) material collects oil as the disk passes through the water, and wiper blades scrape off the oil for collection. In this application, Abanaki's Fuzzy2 material is attached to the surface of 56 30-inch diameter skimming disks on a floating skimmer made by CRUCIAL Inc. of Gretna, Louisiana. Outfitted with Fuzzy2, the CRUCIAL ORD Disc Skimmer can remove up to 385 gallons of oil per minute from the water's surface, more than three times its usual capacity.

Fuzzy2 material on a disk skimmer on the water in Louisiana   Close up view of Fuzzy2 material shows oil-grabbing hairs

Unlike other skim disk materials, Fuzzy2 has a hairy surface that greatly increases its surface area. It is a more durable version of Abanaki's original Fuzzy Belt® material, which is used with belt oil skimmers to capture diesel, gasoline and other light oils in waste water pits and groundwater monitoring wells. However, the Fuzzy2 skimming material also dramatically increases pick up rates of less viscous oil like the crude oil now threatening the Louisiana coastline.

The disk skimmer is under contract to a spill responder and is operated from one of the scores of ships now deployed to skim oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The leak is estimated to gush 5000 barrels of oil each day following the explosion and sinking of an oil rig that killed 11 workers April 21, 2010.

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