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Grooved Disc Skimmers

The Elastec patented Grooved Disc skimming technology is based on extensive research to improve oil recovery rates by modifying the geometry of oleophilic (oil-loving) surfaces. The revolutionary oil skimming technology won the X Prize Foundation’s Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE by recovering oil at a rate of 4,760 gallons per minute and an oil-to-water efficiency rate of 89.5%. Read our guide to different types of oil skimmers. Learn about ASTM Standards for oil skimmers.

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Award winning technology

Award-winning Technology

Elastec’s grooved disc skimming technology has received numerous awards such as the Popular Mechanics 2012 Breakthrough Technology Award; the award for Excellence in Environmental Technology at the Offshore Arabia conference in Dubai; and the Nafta Gaz Grand Prix award at the Oil and Gas Conference in Warsaw, Poland. National Geographic ranked the technology second in its “Most Hopeful Energy Developments of 2011” and The Washington Post cited it as the 13th best on its “Moment in Innovation” list.