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The Airborne Robotic Oil Spill Recovery System Can Clean Up the Gulf

By: manzil - Published: Jul 29, 2010 • References: globalresponsegroup and ecofriend.org
Global Response Group has designed a special high-tech system to deal with future disasters like that in the Gulf; the design will clean oil spills within days.

The Airborne Robotic Oil Spill Recovery System, or AEROS, uses GPS-controlled robots that are dropped from a plane near the spill site to purify the water. Each bot can clean up to 3,000 gallons of water a minute. The oil collected in the process is collected in bladders and it is recycled for future use later.