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Researchers conduct cotton study
In July, two Texas Tech researchers released their paper on the study of low-grade cotton and its ability to absorb oil. Seshadri Ramkumar, professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, and Vinitkumar Singh, a doctoral candidate in the same department, led the research project, which started in the summer of 2010 after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Ramkumar said.
Absorbent nonwoven cotton mat for oil spills
Researchers at Lubbock, Texas-based Texas Tech University (TTU) have engineered a absorbent mat using low-grade cotton that can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil.
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