Oil spill disasters cost so much more than immediate recovery expenses. Loss of marine creatures and contamination of natural water resources often result in long term environmental costs and damages. Just one liter of oil can contaminate 1 million liters of drinking water.

Existing remedies for oil spills such as dispersants, controlled burning of surface oil, bio remediation, and natural degradation often require high costs while offering limited efficacy. This is why Ivano Aglietto, an Italian engineer with a PhD in Environmental Engineering developed RECAM