Texas Tech Researchers Find Low-Grade Cotton Absorbs Crude Oil Spills; Repels Water

BioNews Texas - The 2010 Deepwater Horizon undersea oil well blowout off the Louisiana coast that dumped oil into Gulf of Mexico waters for 87 days, releasing an estimated at 4.9 million barrels of crude — the largest accidental spill in oil industry history — underscored the need for better and more efficient means of oil cleanup. This week the The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock announced that research conducted at its Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory has discovered that low-grade cotton is highly effective at absorbing crude oil spills.

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon undersea oil well blowout off the Louisiana coast that dumped oil into Gulf of Mexico waters for 87 days, releasing an estimated at 4.9 million barrels of crude — the largest accidental spill in oil industry history — underscored the need for better and more efficient means of oil cleanup.

This week the The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock announced that research conducted at its Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory has discovered that low-grade cotton is highly effective at absorbing crude oil spills.

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