Research to enhance mechanical recovery of oil in Arctic conditions
Researchers test steam heat to increase the efficiency rate of oil recovery under an ice sheet at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Hanover, New Hampshire, site. The oil, which has been inserted into the pool below the ice sheet, is recovered by saturating the fibers. Cycling the fibers through steam heat rejuvenates them. This process allows for better saturation and recovery rates.