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Determination of optimal parameters for a radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring: the project has been completed

At the end of April 2021, the planned industrial research and experimental development phase activities in the project “Determination of optimal parameters for a radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring” have been successfully completed.

Within the industrial research phase, the two main planned activities were successfully implemented: the determination of optimal parameters for radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring and the mathematical modeling of radio-wave fields over local objects with the overall aim to obtain oil pollution characteristics and shape of the contaminated area. During the first activity several significant sub-activities have been accomplished: selection and analysis of literature related to the selection of the optimal parameters for a radio-wave device for oil pollution detection and contouring; the analysis was performed and the electrical characteristics of rocks in a high-frequency electromagnetic field were considered; the analysis of the parameters was carried out and the initial data for the modeling of the frequency sensing were formed; the rationale for the choice of the 1,76 MHz frequency for the search and control of oil pollution was made; work was carried out to assess the geometry of the radio-wave installation with the justification of the spatial orientation of the receiver-transmitter antennas. During the second activity several significant sub-activities have been accomplished: an experiment was considered with the purpose to assess the effect of displacement currents and to determine the limits of applicability of formulas for a low-frequency dipole; a computational assessment of the geometry of the radio-wave zone in the rock mass was carried out and analysis of the work on high-frequency modeling of anomalous fields was also carried out; finally, the work to consider the anomalous field of the cylinder (taking into account the displacement currents) was carried out and the visualization of the anomalous fields over local objects (including the cylinder also) was made.

As part of the experimental development phase, work was successfully carried out to select the characteristics and type of the receiver-transmitter antennas and their mutual orientation; the structural circuits of the radio-wave device were developed; the functional and structural circuits of the receiver-transmitter equipment and sensors were developed; the technological specifications for the manufacture of the prototype of the radio-wave method’s device for identification and contouring of oil pollution were developed.

The work that was carried out during the industrial research and experimental development phases in general made it possible to qualitatively substantiate the theoretical foundations and to transfer the theoretical knowledge into practical scope for the development of the prototype of the radio-wave method’s device for the search and control of the oil pollution sources. The technological specifications developed during the project will serve as a basis to start the work on the manufacture of the prototype in the very near future.

The research project was implemented within the project No. 1.2.1.1/18/A/008 “Center of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering”. The research project started on 1st of November 2020 and ended on 30th of April 2021. The total budget of the research project was EUR 66’290.00 including the European Regional Development Fund co-financing amounting to EUR 48’412.00.




Determination of optimal parameters for a radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring: the industrial research phase completed

At the end of March 2021, the industrial research phase in the project “Determination of optimal parameters for a radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring” has been completed.

Within the industrial research phase, the two main planned activities were successfully implemented: the determination of optimal parameters for radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring has been completed as well as the mathematical modeling of radio-wave fields over local objects with the overall aim to obtain oil pollution characteristics and shape of the contaminated area. An external-expert company was also involved in this phase of the research project to carry out research and calculations to justify the use of the operating frequency of the device. The results of this outsourced research work and calculations are used as the basis for the further development of schematic solution and technical documentation of the prototype of the radio-wave device.

The experimental development phase of the research project is also being successfully implemented since the beginning of January 2021. Currently, the work on one of the planned activities – determination of the characteristics and type of the receiving-transmitting antennas of the radio-wave method’s device and their mutual position – has been fully completed. The work is continued on the implementation of several other activities within the experimental development phase.

The research project is being implemented within the project No. 1.2.1.1/18/A/008 “Center of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering”. It is planned to implement the research project by 30th of April, 2021. The total budget of the research project is estimated at EUR 66’290.00 including the European Regional Development Fund co-financing amounting to EUR 48’412.00.




Determination of optimal parameters for a radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring

“MASINBUVES KOMPETENCES CENTRS” Ltd. from 1st of April, 2019 to 31st of December, 2021 is implementing project No. 1.2.1.1/18/A/008 “Center of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering” within the framework of the program “Growth and Employment”, specific objective No. 1.2.1. “Increase private-sector investment in R&D”, measure No. 1.2.1.1. “Support for the development of new products and technologies within centers of excellence”.

On 2nd of November 2020, RNA Technology within the project “Center of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering” started a research project No. 1.8 “Determination of optimal parameters for a radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring”. The overall aim of the research project is to develop a technical task in order to produce the prototype of the radio-wave method’s device for oil pollution detection and contouring to a depth of 40 meters. The main goal of the radio-wave method is the practical ability to operatively and clearly identify and contour oil-contaminated soil plots that cannot be reached by air or other alternative monitoring and control methods. This provides an opportunity to make and implement management decisions for environmental disaster prevention in a timely manner.

It is planned to implement the research project by 30th of April, 2021. The total budget of the research project is estimated at EUR 66’380.00 including the European Regional Development Fund co-financing amounting to EUR 48’412.00.




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