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January 18th, 2010

Scientist Invents Glass Nanosponge to Remove Oil Sludge from Water

Abstract:
As it stands, water contamination is a dangerous matter with an expensive solution, so much so that often contaminated sites are simply abandoned. Dr. Paul Edmiston of the College of Wooster (a small private college in Wooster, Ohio) elaborates on the severity of this issue by explaining that, "organic solvents [and] pesticides… have infiltrated watersheds, making such water unfit for use by humans until the contaminating species are removed," citing industrial, agricultural activity, and the widespread use of chemicals as the cause.

In response to this Dr. Edmiston has engineered Obsorb, a remarkable new nanomaterial form of glass that is chemically inert, hydrophobic, and is able to absorb harmful organic materials.

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