Bionic oil adsorber helps protect waters

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Researchers at the ITA, the University of Bonn and Heimbach GmbH have developed a new method for removing oil spills from water surfaces in an energy saving, cost effective way and without the use of toxic substances. The method is made possible by a technical textile that is integrated into a floating container. A single small device can remove up to 4 litres of diesel within an hour. This corresponds to about 100 m2 of oil film on a water surface.

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