Oil Spill Dispersant is Made from Food
With concerns about the possible health and environmental effects of oil dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon disaster still fresh in mind, scientists have created a new dispersant made from edible ingredients that both breaks up oil slicks and keeps oil from sticking to the feathers of birds.
“Each of the ingredients in our dispersant is used in common food products like peanut butter, chocolate and whipped cream,” says Lisa Kemp, from the Univ. of Southern Mississippi. She reported on the dispersant at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/08/oil-spill-dispersant-made-food
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