Based on multi-disciplinary terms of scientists, engineering and business developers, we provide new and improved insight into water related challenges. SINTEF support both industries and municipalities with need for management, solutions, innovations and documentation. Our projects cover all aspects of the water chain, from water sourcing to final treatment for reuse and discharges, and potentially extraction of valuables in the reject stream.
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Environmental concerns are an ever increasingly important factor for industrial development nationally and internationally. SINTEF Materials and Chemistry has a conceptual and scientific competence on environmental solutions for the international onshore and offshore industry. We have a special focus on oil & gas, chemical industries and clean water management.
Environmental fate and effects studies of pollutants require monitoring and characterization of the pollutants in the different environmental compartments. Research and detailed knowledge of the biological effects and fate of pollutants is important for an assessment of suitable response actions.
To understand phenomena related to multiphase flow, oil-water separation, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), environmental weathering, biodegradation, and environmental effects of oil, understanding the relationship between chemical composition and physical properties is key.
Numerical modelling of environmental processes supports objective, science-based management of natural resources as well as recreational and industrial activities. SINTEF is in the forefront in developing models addressing effects and risks associated with operational and accidental discharges to the environment.
Brochures and fact sheets
- Brochure - Sector Environmental Technology
- Chemical and toxical characterisation of water accomodated fraction (WAF) of crude oils
- Plume modelling with OSCAR/Plume3D
- Dispersed oil biodegradation studies
- DREAM/Partrack model
- Evaluating the use of dispersants
- Environmental risk and damage
- Oceanographic services and engineering
- Oil drop generator
- Oil spill containment by use of air bubbles
- Oil spill R&D at SINTEF - Oil spill response for the future
- Oil weathering studies
- Real-time monitoring
- Simulation-based services, licensing and training
- Simulated seabed system for the environmental
- SINTEFs laboratory for studying subsea releases of oil and gas
- The OSCAR model
Mass spectrometry - Advanced research-based analyses
We perform research-based mass spectrometric (MS) and high-throughput (HTS) analyses for SINTEF, academia and industry.
MICROFIBRE: Evaluating the fate, effects and mitigation measures for microplastic fibre pollution in aquatic environments
To understand the environmental behaviour and impacts of microplastic fibres (MPFs) in order to develop a decision support framework that enables garment manufacturers to make environmentally informed choices in their material selection.
Re-FOOD is an international partnership for research and education in energy efficient resource utilization in FOOD value chains between Norway and India.
Ultrafine industrial dust to be studied
A Norwegian interdisciplinary project is aiming to ensure that workplace exposure to microscopic dust particles is kept to a minimum for smelter personnel.
Feil av NRK om reparasjon av rørledninger
Vi hoppet litt i stolen da NRK i forrige uke hadde et nyhetsoppslag om historisk mangel på reparasjonsprosedyrer for rørledninger på dypt vann og om mulige katastrofale utslipp på grunn av dette. Påstandene ble punkt for punkt tilbakevist av Petroleumstilsynet sist fredag.
OSCAR – Oil Spill Contingency and Response
OSCAR is a state of the art model and simulation tool for predicting the fates and effects of oil released during an accidental release of oil, either from a platform or a vessel. OSCAR provides insight in the behavior of oil during an accident and captures the effects of contingency and response, allowing for contingency analysis and planning as well as hind- and forecasting.
DREAM – Dose-related Risk and Effects Assessment Model
The numerical model DREAM (Dose related Risk and Effect Assessment Model) accounts for releases of complex mixtures of chemicals, such as those associated with produced water and drilling discharges. DREAM is used as a decision support tool for management of operational discharges to the marine environment.