Posts Tagged “absorbants”

Coast Guard Overseeing Clean-Up Of Brooklyn Oil Spill

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Coast Guard has been tapped to oversee the clean-up of the Brooklyn oil spill in Paerdegat Basin. National Grid was replacing a gas main through the waterway near Jamaica Bay on Thursday when something went wrong, causing the caustic petroleum-cement mixture to spill out. A sheen can be seen atop the water […]

Nanosponge developed that absorbs 100% it’s weight in oil

Nanosponge can absorb 100 times its weight in oil | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network According to researchers at Rice University, a sponge made of pure carbon nanotubes with a dash of boron has been developed that can absorb up to … But then what to do with the contaminated sponges? Do we just […]