Trying ‘reactive oxygen’ study for mucilage problem

AA | Monday, June 07, 2021 – 15:34 | Last Updated : 07 06 2021 – 15:34

Namık Kemal University Corlu Engineering Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Tecer stated that they obtained promising results in the studies they carried out in the laboratory on the cleaning of mucilage in the Marmara Sea.

Namık Kemal University (NKU) Corlu Engineering Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Lokman Hakan Tecer told Anadolu Agency (AA) that Rector Prof. Dr. He stated that with the assignment and support of Mümin Şahin, they abandoned other projects and started work on mucilage (sea saliva).

Stating that they have carried out studies on “reactive oxygen species and cold atmospheric plasmas” in the treatment and recycling of wastewater before, Şahin said, “We started to work on the cleaning, removal and disposal of mucilage formed in the Marmara Sea with the technology we developed. At the first stage, we encountered promising results. ” said.

Explaining that they measured 0.8 cubic millimeters of oxygen per liter in the water samples they took from the Sea of ​​Marmara, Tecer gave the following information:

“The biggest problem that sea saliva gives to sea creatures is that it consumes oxygen in the water and prevents oxygen from the atmosphere. It causes life in the deep seas and on the surface to come to an end due to lack of oxygen. We have reached a stage that will be a solution by injecting the reactive oxygen we produce with cold atmospheric plasma into sea water. “We brought the water containing 0.8 milligrams of dissolved oxygen per liter of sea saliva sample to the level of about 13-14 milligrams with the application of reactive oxygen in a very short time. This is a level that can only be seen in fresh water. We eliminated the organic part of the sea saliva by breaking it down and allowed it to settle to the bottom.”

Stating that this application, which they made with limited amount of water in laboratory conditions, is still working on how to apply this application in the Marmara Sea on a real scale, Prof. Dr. Tecer continued his words as follows:

“Actually, as a university, we need support in this regard. In other words, will it be in the form of deep discharge oxygenation work or oxygenation by ships and marine vehicles? What quantities of reactive oxygen can we give, what will it cost, we need to work on this.”