OLEOLOGY assisted by deploying the MyCelx media in the channels leading from the outlets of each of the stormwater drains which lead into the lake.
The use of the MyCelx ‘boom styled’ Terraguard across each of the channels acts as an “underflow weir” preventing surface flow oil and emulsified oil and water from flowing under the boom, as would occur with conventional booms.
The second line of containment employs MyCelx Versimats, the large high floating mats are ideal for capturing the sheen should it escape the first line of containment during high flow events.
The high floating and high buoyancy booms are still capturing oil contaminants up to 12 months after initial deployment. Unlike other booms, MyCelx continues to float even when fully saturated with oil for up to one year (left photo).
Each of the booms is able to capture up to 30kg of oil or organic contaminates, giving them the highest capacity and longest deployment life of any boom available.