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!
Want more experiments like this? Check out http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/naked-eggs-and-flying-potatoes
Sick Science™ is a trademark of Steve Spangler, inc.
© 2014 Steve Spangler Science all rights reserved
Sharpie Pen Color Science – Sick Science! #104
Glowing Pumpkin – Sick Science! #109
Candy Science – Sick Science! #139
Rocket Powered Skateboard – Sick Science! #090
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?