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UK researchers aim to scale-up a microwave system to treat oil-contaminated waste from fossil fuel exploration on and offshore. The technology is said to be more energy efficient and cost effective than existing thermal desorption methods, as well as providing a small, portable and modular system suitable for in situ activity on offshore rigs.
The Armourers & Brasiers Company is a leading supporter of materials science education and research in the UK and sponsors an annual prize to help scientists commercialise early stage research and enable the exploitation of new and exciting ideas. The prize is worth £25,000 and applications are now invited.