WASTE PAPER USED FOR CLEANUP OF OIL SPILLS

Oil may be removed from a body of water by dispersing over the oil layer fiberized paper of a specific fragment size. The fiberized paper sorbs or collects greater than 27 times its weight and is capable of holding the oil on the water surface as an oil-fibrous paper matrix or agglomerate for extensive periods so that it can be easily skimmed and recovered. Oil can be expressed from the oilpaper mass, and the paper mass can be refiberized and reused repeatedly to sorb or collect additional oil. Fiberized paper is more oleophilic than hydrophilic.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    American University

    Development Education and Training Research Institute
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Oesterling, J F
    • Spano, L A
  • Publication Date: 1973-8-24

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 775
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM