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Wood sponge selectively absorbs oil from water [Full subscriber]

Finding safe, effective, and earth-friendly method for cleaning spills is of paramount importance to environmentalists and oil companies alike. Chemists and engineers have competed to create materials that are absorbent, reusable, and robust for decades, but few have matched the use of surfactants and separators in clean-ups. These surfactants and separators tend not to be eco-friendly or made of renewable materials.…

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