The Baltic Course Autumn/Winter 1999 edition informed readers about the great discoveries of the academician Viktor Petrik in various branches of science and technology. Hailing from St. Petersburg the value of his patented results from forty separate studies has been estimated at over 200 billion dollars. A number of his works are of strategic importance, and the application of his inventions in the national economy is equally important.
One of Viktor Petrik's discoveries was made while investigating fularain, a new modification of graphite, which was created ten years ago in the USA. There are 1500 patents registered all over the world related to fularain, and in the future fularain is expected to have an even greater significance than nucleus fusion.
In Russia, almost all the studies of fularain have been related to Petrik. He has discovered a substance that has a number of unique qualities, most important of which is the ability to purify myriad types of pollution, including neutralising poisonous substances used for military purpose. This miraculous powder was called USVR.
The Lithuanian Seima Committee discussed possible uses of USVR, which is called 'USVR-VIP'.
Lithuanians' interest in Petrik's inventions began about a year and a half ago. With the support of the Deputy Minister of Environment, Arturas Daubaras, the United Centre of Environmental Research conducted an examination of this substance, taking into consideration a number of indicators. At the beginning of March, the Baltic Consultants' Group was created. It consists of representatives from the three Baltic States and Kaliningrad.
In the presentation to the Environmental Protection Committee, Viktor Petrik heated a small amount of graphite on a piece of foil. The graphite immediately turned into a light, foaming substance, which he then covered with a mixture of water and petrol. In less than a minute, the petrol disappeared and the water became transparent once again.
According to Viktor Petrik, production of the USVR concentrate has begun in St. Petersburg. USVR may be preserved in barrels or sacks. In case of emergency, it should be dissolved in water, and it will then expand in volume by about 500 times.
According to Mr. Petrik, delivery of the necessary amount of the powder to Lithuania could begin in April.
Mr. Algirdas Shyatkus, director of the company URUS ir Ko located in Sauliai, represents Mr. Petrik's interests in Lithuania. He provided information on the first results of the use of this powder.
Experiments with USVR in Lithuania were first made in Klaipeda in the spring of 1999. In the autumn of 1999, the vip-powder was used to purify the Klaipeda port canal. During the mine clearance done by a Danish royal navy ship, a large amount of oil had leaked into the water. With the help of 15 kg of this vip-powder 294 kg of oils, i.e., 60% of the total amount of oil leaked, was collected.
In the captain's emergency service report, use of the powder was found quite effective, especially in cases when the surface of water was covered by an oil layer.
In addition, the powder purifies not only the surface of water but also the piers and various structures at the port.
Emergency Equipment for Petrol Stations
Algirdas Shyatkus also mentioned other uses of USVR in Lithuania, i.e., the elimination of 1.5 tons of black oil from the purification plants of the central heating boiler in Yonava.
URUS ir Ko also produces bio-packages for petrol stations (LANDA requirements), which include USVR. One emergency package costs 150-250 USD (similar packages from Finnish and Canadian materials cost 300-600 USD). The Lithuanian company Uotas has been using the packages with USVR for about a year.
Another use of the vip-powder is to clean dirty wells. This service costs only 3 USD.
At the beginning of 2000, the Baltic Consulting Group which is owned by Danes, Swedes and Lithuanians and specialising in research and preparation of waste utilisation projects for underground water pollution, expressed interest in USVR. The Group provides consultations on environmental protection for Statoil, Shell and Neste.
In an interview with The Baltic Course, vice-president of the Group, Mr. Aydas Vayshinoras, spoke about the advantages of USVR in comparison to six other absorbers (produced in Canada, USA, Czech Republic, Lithuania and other countries) used in the operation of purification plants. According to Mr. Vayshinoras, it is much cheaper to use USVR than to renovate purification plants.
After laboratory testing, an agreement was signed with URUS to deliver USVR to Statoil, Shell and Neste petrol stations. Installation of filtering elements containing USVR in some purification plants should have commenced March 13th. If the results satisfy the companies, the absorber will be recommended for regular use and thus, renovation of purification plants in petrol stations will not be necessary.
Mr. Petrik also informed the audience about another application for USVR - medicine.
The St. Petersburg Military Academy of Medicine has discovered that USVR purifies blood plasma and heals even the most serious wounds in two or three days due to its ability to 'eliminate' lactic acid, which causes festering.