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Posted byMD-PhD-MBA1 month ago

New sponge for cleaning harbor oil leaks has a successful real world test - The so-called Oleo Sponge could be wrung out, the oil could be collected, and the sponge could be used again.

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Seems time consuming. Would they use a really big one?

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It all depends on the unique challenges brought about by the situation, as no two spills are ever the exact same. Sequestering any petroleum hydrocarbon in an absorbent material inevitably creates a fire hazard, which is why smaller spills or lighter hydrocarbons are often not cleaned up as it is safer to allow the molecules to volitalize off to the atmosphere rather than concentrate a highly flammable substance in on and around absorbent materials.

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Isn’t oleo the stuff they put in low fat chips that make people shit their pants?

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I think oleo is Latin for oil

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