Filter Successfully Separates Oil from Water

Posted by Trish Riley, June 15, 2010

University of Pittsburgh engineering professor has developed a technique for separating oil from water via a cotton filter coated in a chemical polymer that blocks oil while allowing water to pass through.

The researcher reports that the filter was successfully tested off the coast of Louisiana and shown to simultaneously clean water and preserve the oil.

via Simple Polymer-Based Filter Successfully Cleans Water.

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