Amazing Osorb Chemical Sponge Removes Contaminants From Water

October 3, 2011 by  
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A miracle chemical sponge could be the answer to cleaning up contaminated water and eliminating harmful toxins from the environment. A team led by chemist Paul Edmiston discovered the Osorb material, which removes toxins from water without bonding to H2O molecules, yielding clean water. The glass substance has been proven to act like a nanomechanical sponge that drinks up petroleum, solvents and other toxins. Osorb sponges can swell up to 8 times in volume as they scoop up contaminants, and the material can lift 20,000 times its own weight! Read the rest of Amazing Osorb Chemical Sponge Removes Contaminants From Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ABS Materials , chemical sponge , nanomechanical sponge , Osorb , Paul Edmiston , University of Wooster , wastewater management

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