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August 10th, 2010

Professor in Florida develops oil absorbent waste for BP oil spill cleanup

Abstract:
Prof. Sudipta Seal has been awarded a $67,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which will help develop the waste material - known as flyash - into the appropriate cleaning agent. Prof. Seal will modify the refuse to make it more oil absorbent.

Once the flyash has absorbed the oil, it will be transported to a coal-burning facility for re-use. The waste will be able to preserve the crude oil's energy-generating abilities making it reusable once it has been burnt off.

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recycle.co.uk

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