Researchers from South Australia's Flinders University demonstrate how a polymer can act like a sponge to remove crude oil and diesel from seawater.
The lead researcher, Dr Justin Chalker, says it has the potential to be a cheap and sustainable recovery tool in areas affected by oil spills. 'Our goal is for this to be used globally,' he says.
'It is inexpensive, and we have an eye for it to be used in parts of the world such as the Amazon Basin in Ecuador and the Niger Delta that don’t have access to solutions to oil spills.'
(Source: Guardian News YouTube channel)