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Oil Spills

In Oil Spills, the oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. The Oil may be crude oil from the tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs, Oil wells, ships or in any other form. Impacts on Marine Life Plumage: The most important impact of the oil spills on the sea organisms is on the plumage ..

Oil Spill from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship

Indian Coast Guard is on vigilance after oil spill was reported from Haldia-bound Portuguese flag container ship. Key Points Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, Colombo notified about mid-sea oil spill about 450 kms South East of Chennai. Portuguese flag Container ship MV Devon developed an underwater crack in fuel tank on passage from Colombo to Haldia, ..

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What is Keystone Pipeline Project?

The US president elect Joe Biden is expected to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project. Keystone pipeline system The keystone pipeline system is an oil pipeline system in the United States and Canada. It was commissioned in 2010 and is owned by the Government of Alberta and TC Energy. The pipeline runs from the Western ..

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Oil Spill in the Arctic region of Russia

Russia declared state of emergency after oil spilled into Ambarnaya river. The surface of the river turned crimson red. Highlights The Ambarnaya river slows into environmentally sensitive Arctic Ocean. The Thermoelectric power plant located at Norilsk has been built on a permafrost. The permafrost has weakened due to climate change and increase in temperature. This ..

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IISER Scientists develop Gelator to remove oil from spills

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram have developed gelator that can suck up oil and congeal it. The gelator is hydrophobic material that has property of oleilophilic (oil-loving) and takes up oil when it comes in contact with it. It can be used to recover marine oil spills with ..

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IISER Researchers develop Gelator to scoop out marine oil spills

Researchers from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Thiruvananthapuram have developed a compound named gelator to scoop out marine oil spills. They had produced gelators using glucose as a starting material and through several other chemical reactions. How it works? The gelator molecule is partly hydrophilic and partly hydrophobic. The hydrophilic part helps ..

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