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Blue Ocean Secondary Oily Water Separator

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






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Project "BOSOWS" data sheet

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Organization address
address: FUTALAG 21
postcode: 100
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 Coordinator Country Faroe Islands [FO]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-08-01   to  2018-01-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SPF BLUE OCEAN FO (TORSHAVN) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

All ships produce oily bilge water. The MARPOL Convention requires vessels to have oily water separators and prohibits the discharge of water with more than 15 ppm oil content. Present techniques to clean bilge water on board include gravitational separation, adsorbents, flocculation, filtration and biotreatment. They are expensive, cumbersome and often unreliable under real life conditions at sea. Holding tanks on board are limited, some ports have insufficient reception facilities, and port delivery of oily water is expensive. Hence, 10-15% of all vessels regularly discharge illegally (OECD). Our inventions (pat. pending) for the first time enable separation of water from the disparate mix of oil, grease, detergents, solvents etc. in bilge water by common flash distillation. A working prototype superior to present solutions exists: it is insensitive to the ships motions and vibrations, reliable, requires less maintenance, employs no expensive and annoying filters, chemicals etc., and is easy to operate. Further, it exploits the engines cooling water for heating and seawater for cooling, and operates and cleans automatically. The Phase 1 funding will be spent on developing a business plan and a technical feasibility assessment, including testbed certification of the cleaned water, patent processing and freedom to operate examination. The customers for oily water separators are ship-owners, naval architects, shipyards etc. Their incentive to buy our separator is competitive price, and economical-, trouble-free and easy operation. The market is more than 6,000 units annually for new vessels and retrofitting. Phase 1 team: H. A. Djurhuus, the inventor, experienced ship-engineer. Responsible for the technical feasibility study. L. Johannesen, electrician, AP Graduate in Service Engineering and ship-engineer. Responsible for the PLC programming and electronics. P. M. Jacobsen, MSc. in Economics, MBA in Shipping & Logistics. Responsible for business development.

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