Reusable oil-absorbing nanosponges could soak up oil spills

Last week we looked at the development of "hydrate-phobic" surfaces that could assist in the containment of oil leaks in deep water. Now, by adding boron to carbon while growing nanotubes, researchers have developed a nanosponge with the ability to absorb oil spilled in water. Remarkably, the material is able to achieve this feat repeatedly and is also electrically conductive and can be manipulated with magnets... Continue Reading Reusable oil-absorbing nanosponges could soak up oil spillsSection: Research WatchTags: Hydrophobic, Nanomaterials, Nanotubes, Oil, Pennsylvania State University, Rice University Related Articles: Intelligent absorbent removes radioactive material from water Engineers create new nano-fiber tougher than Kevlar Replacement developed for rare material widely used in electronics manufacture Ghostly nano 'kites' may lead to holy grail of nanotube growth Nanocomposite material gets stronger when stressed World's lightest solid material, known as 'frozen smoke', gets even lighter

Reusable oil-absorbing nanosponges could soak up oil spills

Last week we looked at the development of "hydrate-phobic" surfaces that could assist in the containment of oil leaks in deep water. Now, by adding boron to carbon while growing nanotubes, researchers ...

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Nanosponges soak up oil again and again

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Rice University and Penn State University have discovered that adding a dash of boron to carbon while creating nanotubes turns them into solid, spongy, reusable ...

Mon 16 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Nanosponges soak up oil again and again, Tue 17 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

Nanosponges soak up oil again and again, Mon 16 Apr 12 from Science Blog

Video: Nanosponges soak up oil again and again, Mon 16 Apr 12 from Labspaces.net

Nanosponges soak up oil again and again, Mon 16 Apr 12 from Eurekalert

Carbon nanotube sponge could be used to clean up oil spills

A new production process for creating carbon nanotubes could lead to extremely efficient sponge material for cleaning up oil spills.

Mon 16 Apr 12 from The Engineer

Researchers Fabricate Solid, Reusable Nanosponges by Adding Boron

By Cameron Chai A team of scientists from the Rice University and Penn State University has developed a new kind of carbon nanotube material by adding boron to carbon nanotubes. Boron addition...

Tue 17 Apr 12 from AZoNano

Sponging up oil spills: Nanosponges soak up oil again and again

Researchers have discovered that adding a dash of boron to carbon while creating nanotubes turns them into solid, spongy, reusable blocks that have an astounding ability to absorb oil spilled ...

Mon 16 Apr 12 from ScienceDaily

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