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"We hope to give an example to industry that this sponge is a real thing they can prepare at low cost, make versatile products with high performance, and solve environmental problems utilizing nanotechnology," Anyuan Cao, a professor in the Department of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at Peking University 2/8/2010
Originally posted by Gentill Abdulla
I was under the impression that carbon nanotubes are very expensive.
British Firm Says It Can Fix BP's Oil Slick
Friday June 25, 2010
Kat Higgins, Sky News Online
A British company has revealed new blotting paper-like technology it says could be used to suck up large amounts of oil floating in the Gulf of Mexico.
The firm has developed a membrane that captures oil from the surface of the water so it can then be squeezed out safely.
It plans to mobilise up to 170 local fishing boats which will tow platforms holding a device with the membrane attached into the sea.
Ultra Green estimates that its invention can soak up 25,000 gallons of oil a day down to a depth of five metres.
With help from the Commercial Fishermen of America and USA volunteer groups, Brighton-based UGI intends to mobilise 168 fishing boats towing technology platforms specifically designed to remove the oil threatening the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the waters around Deepwater Horizon and transfer it to specially chartered tankers.
Ultra Green International (UGI) to rescue the Gulf of Mexico from the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster will announce its six week plan to capture the majority of the floating BP oil spill by combining innovative technology with grass roots action.
UGI believes that, unlike other clean-up proposals, if necessary its scheme can be funded entirely from oil recovered, as well as providing work for local fishermen and harnessing the enthusiasm and knowledge of the frustrated local community, whose offers of help to BP have so far been largely ignored.
ALL THE OIL on the surface GONE IN 7 WEEKS; frankly BP can take as long as they want fixing the spill because we can take up the oil continuously.