NOFO, the North Sea oil spill contingency Organisation provides funding for Mentum in the development of applied Non-Chemical Oil Dispersion concept.
Mentum is developing a strategy for the dispersion of oil-in-water debris following oil spill combat operations. An initial phase was undertaken in 2006 suggesting a certain potential in effectively dispersing oil-in-water without the use of chemicals. The results also suggested a reduction of the presence of hydrocarbons following treatment. The technology has since been refined and efficiency improved. NOFO is now co-funding a second phase addressing the dispersion application in particular. Tests are planned for March and April.