Lynx successfully cleans diesel exhaust gas

Exhaust cleaning

Trial of cleaning diesel exhaust performed at the EagleBurgmann Norway AS laboratories in Norway.


Exhaust buildup that was deposited in an exhaust pipe from an unsuccessful scrubbing system was collected from an offshore site. The solids and particles were diluted back into water to produce a contaminated liquid. The liquid was sprayed directly into the Lynx separator, allowing a concentrated stream of liquid to access our filter directly. The Lynx separator used for the occasion, was the scaled-down Lynx 150 developed for protecting dry gas seals with very low liquid amounts.

The complete article demonstrating the Lynx Separator system separating diesel exhaust and liquids can be found here:

The video alone is found here:

The goal of the test was to visually observe the ability to remove contaminated liquids and particles from a gas stream. The test exceeded expectations, completely separating all particles and liquids, allowing only clean gas to pass through.


We did not expect such a good result from this version of the Lynx.  This version of the Lynx principle was designed to only handle the smallest possible amounts of liquids. Even when liquid is sprayed directly into our rotating mesh, nothing is getting through, showing the reserve capacity that is available to handle both gas and liquid flow variations.

CEO Sondre Jacobsen

The principle is now being developed to handle ships exhaust systems, where it will be scaled up to handle exhaust outlets up to 6 meters in diameter. The Joint Industry Project is open for collaboration, contact Jesus Ernesto Diaz Silva ( for more information.

Lynx Separator nominated for Norway’s Tech Award 2015

*** Local Caption *** Norwegian Tech Award  *** Local Caption *** Teknisk Ukeblads statuett til Årets Ingeniørbragd 2011

Read the article in English here: InnSep Tech Award nomination 2015

The Norwegian Tech Awards (previously known as TEKNAs Ingeniørbragd) har for the past years nominated 6 of the technology achievements that has had, or can potentially have the greatest impact for the industry and society in general. The Lynx separator was nominated side by side with following game-changing innovations:

This is a great recognition of how the cutting edge science and fundamental research of NTNU and the department of Energy and Process Engineering can be transformed into commercially viable business that benefits both society, environment and industry.

The article can be found here:

The video from the article demonstrating the Lynx Separator system separating diesel exhaust and liquids can be found here:

The journalist interviewed Jon Baklien, Technical Manager at EagleBurgmann Norway and one of the team of engineers responsible for incorporating the Lynx technology into the EagleBurgmann portfolio of protection systems for the dry gas seals. During the interview, the journalist was given a world first demonstration of the capacity for separation of exhaust gases in liquid. The Lynx system dynamic and flexible with the same basic design being used for all purposes, from large liquid amounts to the smallest possible. At about 50 seconds into the video on top of the article, Jon inserts liquidized exhaust into the Lynx Dry Gas Seal Protection separator prototype that was designed for extremely small liquid amounts.


The dymanic capacity of the separator manages to separates away all the contaminated liquid, allowing the clean gas to pass through. This is the concept InnSep, together with major partners, are planning to scale up to handle separation of exhausts from ships that have exhaust pipes up to 6 meters in diameter

TechInnovation 2015

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TechInnovation2015 showcases the emerging new technologies from the leading universities around the globe. InnSep is co-operating with the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) and Innovation Norway ( with a stand to promote and generate interest on using cutting-edge research to address important challenges facing the world. Our stand with three groundbraking technologies from the university that will shape our future in a positive direction:

  • Connect LNG – Making cleaner energy more accesible (
  • Picterus – Smartphone-based monitoring of Jaundice in newborns (
  • ProductionCompass – Software tool for optimizing production through advanced data algorithms (

InnSep stand at TechInnovation Singapore 22-23 September 2015


TechInnovation 2015 is the largest conference and exhibition in Singapore that focuses on the matching of industry’s needs to enabling and ready-to-market technologies from global sources. InnSep is showcasing the Lynx separation process and the environmental benefits of implementing the innovative technology. We are inviting potential partners and customers to visit and learn about participating in our upcoming R&D projects for various industries.

The stand is in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and is located at the Marina Bay Sands Expo And Convention Centre in Singapore.


InnSep collaboration with EagleBurgmann

Rely on excellence

InnSep collaborates with EagleBurgmann to develop the Lynx Separator for protection of Dry Gas Seal systems for compressors. Liquid entrainment causes seal systems to break down and cause compressor failure. Global losses are estimated at several billion dollars in equipment damages and production shutdowns. The Lynx technology reduces this risk significantly, enabling uninterrupted production and less unplanned maintenance costs.

The co-operation was profiled in the Oil and Gas publication MNOG 2-2015: Midt-Norsk Olje og Gass article – Page 25

The whole magazine can be accessed from here: Midt-Norsk Olje og Gass publication list