Log 9 Materials which is constantly working on large scale commercialization of Graphene-based technology and elements, has launched a subsidiary company named Log 9 Spill Containment Pvt. Ltd. It is a first-of-its-kind clean-tech company dealing in Graphene-based products for efficient containment and absorption of off-shore and on-shore oil spills and chemical spills. Log 9 Spill Containment Pvt. Ltd. will be operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Log 9 Materials, and is based out of Mumbai.
Leveraging their scientifically-driven research and expertise in the domain of Graphene nanotechnology, Log 9 Spill Containment will manufacture and offer products to manage, prevent, and clean all possible types of spills. The company shall focus not only on innovating and working upon unique products for after-spill clean ups in water bodies, but also towards control of leakage and prevention of such incidents.
The company has already marked its presence in the domestic market selling its innovative sorbent pads to a number of petrochemical refineries and marine clean-up and environment protection stakeholders. This product range of Log 9 Oil Sorbent has been tested and certified against British Standards by third party laboratories, and is highly cost effective.
Speaking about the formation and launch of the new company under Log 9’s umbrella, Akshay Singhal, Founder and CEO, Log 9 Materials said, “We are extremely delighted to announce the official beginning of Log 9 Spill Containment’s journey as a subsidiary concern of Log 9 Materials. Off late, we have been experimenting with the absorption and micro-channeling properties of graphene, and have produced an innovative oil sorbent range that can absorb oil, petrochemicals, and/or other hydrocarbon-based liquids, almost upto five times more effectively as other sorbent pads available in the market. With the kick-start of operations for Log 9 Spill Containment as a private limited company, we shall not only benefit in terms of commercialization of the existing product range and scale up to reach out to the available market of industries and shipping, but also concentrate on a larger agenda to educate various industries and businesses about the value propositions attached to using similar products or offerings with respect to cost savings and positive environmental impact.”
Kartik Hajela, Co- Founder, Log 9 Materials added, “Log 9, since its inception, has been extensively working on air and filtration/purification, primary energy generation using metal air batteries, among various other experimental projects, with an objective of solving major practical life challenges with the novel use of Graphene nanotechnology. Our work so far reflects our serious commitment towards environment protection, and with the introduction of Log 9 Spill Containment, we are only taking this a notch higher. Graphene, which remains at the helm of Log 9’s mission to nannovate the world, possesses a high surface area that can be morphed to 3D structures to capture and selectively retain oil, hazardous materials, gaseous toxins, etc, and also demonstrates excellent adsorption and absorption properties. We are confident of disrupting the oil spill market by putting Graphene tech to work, and thereby mitigate the challenges that oil spills and chemical spills may pose to our environment in the long run.”
Oil spills and chemical spills are caused mostly due to the leaking of tankers, pipelines, etc. can lead to long-term environmental havoc towards aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In some cases, contamination continues to persist and affect the marine surrounding even after many years.
During spill clean-ups, while sorbents help in cleaning up fine traces of oil from areas where skimmers and equipments may not reach, popularly used sorbents in this domain have presented some disadvantages and limitations over the years. For instance, as the oil viscosity increases, some traditional sorbents gradually lose effectiveness. Undoubtedly, selective absorption capacity of is of extreme importance for such applications, and this is exactly where “miracle material” Graphene adds immense value. As a matter of fact, Graphene-based absorbents can clean up oil leaks and spills from water bodies almost 4 times more efficiently than conventional materials, demonstrates an internal research conducted by Log 9.
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