Polymer-based filter successfully cleans water, recovers oil in Gulf of Mexico test

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 12:30 in Physics & Chemistry

In response to the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, an engineering professor has developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated in a chemical polymer that blocks oil while allowing water to pass through. The researcher reports that the filter was successfully tested off the coast of Louisiana and shown to simultaneously clean water and preserve the oil.

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