One of the best-known uses of oilzapper in India was in August 2010 to clear up the Mumbai shoreline after an oil spill. The uses of an oilzapper can be as follows:
- To clear up shorelines after major oil spills.
- To clear out the hydrocarbon waste generated by oil refineries.
- To reduce the impact of harmful oil spills on the environment by converting the harmful compounds into simple carbon dioxide and water.