Texas Tech News
TTU Home Communications & Marketing Home Texas Tech Today Texas Tech News

Memphis Business Journal - Here’s what low-grade cotton means for oil spill cleanup

The science behind cotton’s efficacy is simple enough to understand, said Seshadri Ramkumar, lead author and manager of the study.

“Because low-micronaire cotton is less mature, it shrinks, and you are able to pack more fiber into a given area,” Ramkumar said in a release. “The strength here is that the low-micronaire cotton absorbs the most crude oil. The oil is not only stuck to the surface, (it) gets absorbed into the fiber.”

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle GmailTumblrGoogle+RedditShare

Read the Full Article