The picture on the right shows a vessel for oil spill recovery, using the Suparator® principle, in action.
The very first development in connection with the Suparator® technology was by a Hungarian aviation engineer. In the late eighties this engineer was trying to find a solution to the problem of removing oil spills from the river Donau.
Eventually he came to a solution that put the Bernouilli principle to use. This principle, which describes the behavior from liquid and gas flows when diverted by an object, is the very same principle that creates the lift under the airplane's wing and makes aviation possible.
Therefore the Suparator® principle is sometimes still referred to as the "Inverted wing principle".