Cotton Could Clean Up Toxic Oil Spills, Say Texas Tech Researchers

IndiaWest.com - Texas Tech University researcher Seshadri Ramkumar and doctoral candidate Vinitkumar Singh recently discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbant nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil.

Texas Tech University researcher Seshadri Ramkumar and doctoral candidate Vinitkumar Singh recently discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbant nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil.

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The results strengthen the use of cotton as a natural sorbent for oil, Ramkumar, an Indian American professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech, who led the research, stated in a press release.

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