Researchers Develop Magnetic Soap to Clean Up Oil Spills


Scientists from the University of Bristol have developed a new kind of soap, composed of iron rich salts that were dissolved in water, that responds to magnetic fields when placed in a solution. The soap’s magnetic properties were demonstrated at the Institut Laue-Langevin and were caused by tiny, iron-rich clumps that sit in the watery solution. This functional soap could revolutionize the clean-ups of oil spills.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

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