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TOMSK, Jul 29 – RIA Tomsk. "Aeroprobe" technology, created by scientists of the
Biological Institute of Tomsk State University (BI TSU) for cleaning bottom
sediments of oil-polluted reservoirs, was the first in Russia to receive a
"quality mark" from experts of Rosprirodnadzor, the representative of
the press service of the university told RIA Tomsk on Monday.
Earlier it was reported that in 2016, scientists of
the Biological Institute of Tomsk State University patented the aeroprobe – it's
a device which allows to clean the bottom of oil-polluted reservoirs. Its
principle of operation is to supply air under pressure to the bottom of a
reservoir, after which bottom oil "sticks" to air bubbles and rises
to the surface. The device was tested, it was planned to apply in the European
"According to the environmental legislation of the
Russian Federation, each new technology that has the potential to influence the
environment must undergo a state environmental review. To evaluate the new
approach, experts were provided with all the information on the results of
pilot tests", – the director of the BI TSU Danil Vorobyev is quoted.
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It is specified that the development has undergone a
comprehensive assessment for a variety of indicators. An analysis conducted by
experts showed that the "Aeroprobe" has a high efficiency (the
concentration of oil in the lake has decreased by 50 times), while the
technology does not have a negative impact on the environment.
The "Aeroprobe" technology <...> was
the first in Russia to receive a "quality mark" from experts of
Rosprirodnadzor. According to their assessment, the method developed by
biologists is not only environmentally friendly, but also is highly effective.
Passing state expertise opens "green light" for this technology for
its use on the territory of oil-producing regions", – adds the press
In particular, it is planned to use the new instrument
in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, where a half of the Russian
oil is produced.
The use of the Aeroprobe – development of TSU scientists – to determine the degree of contamination of water reservoirs with oil