Revolutionary Reusable Sponge may radically change oil spill and diesel cleanup!

31751D, Oleophilic Foam test at ANL:

ANL; Seth Darling, Ed Barry

Oleophilic Foam for Oil Spill Mitigation -
Reusable hydrophobic, oleophilic foam acts as an efficient, low-cost, and environmentally friendly technology for the absorption of submerged oil.

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have invented a new foam, called Oleo Sponge, that can be used to clean up an oil spill and diesel spills in water. The material not only quickly adsorbs oil from water, but is also reusable and can pull dispersed oil from the entire water column—not just the surface. The result is Oleo Sponge, a block of foam that easily adsorbs oil from the water. … Continue reading