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High-capacity oil-adsorbing mats could be deployed in oil spill emergencies to limit ecological damage – Phys.Org

An intrinsically porous polymer with a very high internal surface area could be an ideal material for soaking up spilled oil. Researchers from KAUST have identified a polymer that can be formed into robust, reusable mats to rapidly adsorb spilled oil, fuel, o…

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An intrinsically porous polymer with a very high internal surface area could be an ideal material for soaking up spilled oil. Researchers from KAUST have identified a polymer that can be formed into robust, reusable mats to rapidly adsorb spilled oil, fuel, or organic solvents from the surface of fresh or salt water.
“Oil spills remain a global threat to marine habitats, human health and livelihoods,” says Gyorgy Szekely from KAUST’s Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center, who led the r…

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