Cleaning up oil spills with mussel power

Mussels are notorious maritime stowaways known for damaging the hulls of boats, but these same adhesive properties have widespread engineering applications, scientists in China and the United states write in review published July 10 in the journal Matter. They suggest that the chemistry of mussel threads is inspiring engineering innovations that address a wide range of problems, from cleaning up oil spills to treating contaminated water.

Cleaning up oil spills with mussel power

Researchers are finding widespread applications for novel chemistry. Mark Bruer reports.

Wed 10 Jul 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Mussels are inspiring new technology that could help purify water and clean up oil spills

Mussels are notorious maritime stowaways known for damaging the hulls of boats, but these same adhesive properties have widespread engineering applications, scientists in China and the United ...

Wed 10 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Mussels are inspiring new technology that could help purify water and clean up oil spills, Wed 10 Jul 19 from ScienceDaily

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