Oil Spill Polymer – Sick Science! #196

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See the full experiment here: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/oil-spill-polymer

Just imagine if the solution to an oil spill was this simple: Sprinkle a small amount of a non-toxic powder onto the layer of oil and in seconds the powder bonds to the oil, forming a sponge-like material that can be easily removed from the surface of the water. It’s more than just a dream… a new form of superabsorbent polymer technology is changing the way environmental scientists approach oil spills and waste management problems. The results are amazing!

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