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NSF Webcast: Water and Oil Everywhere, and Now it's Safe to Drink

Developer demonstrates oil filtration technology tested in 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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Photo of Dr. Stephen Jolly and Doug Martin of AbsMaterials.

Clean water being passed over a vibratory separator after treatment with Osorb. Pictured are Dr. Stephen Jolly, ABSMaterials vice president for systems, and Doug Martin, ABSMaterials production manager.

Credit: Sarah Pollock, ABSMaterials


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In this webcast, NSF hosts chemical engineer Paul Edmiston for a demonstration of Osorb, a revolutionary new type of material that can clean water from oil spills, detect explosives and even treat the subsurface of Superfund sites.

Credit: National Science Foundation