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Chemical Cleaning: Filtration for Submarines

Chemical Cleaning: Filtration for Submarines

Large nuclear submarines in the UK needed an efficient, fully automated system to strain sea-creatures from their cleaning materials. Oxford Filtration developed a self-clean filter which used specially-designed wiper blades to do the job.

Most large submarines are propelled by means of a nuclear reactor which uses a steam turbine to drive a generator. By removing the requirement for atmospheric oxygen, these submarines can remain submerged indefinitely.

Prolonged submersion, however, could put the vessel in contact with seawater for longer. This in turn could lead to additional contamination issues when chemicals are used to remove organic matter from the submarine's systems.

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