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Sorbent Use Oil Spill Response

If you’re looking for more detailed information on the use of Sorbent Materials in Oil Spill Response, the ITOPF – The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federated Limited published a twelve page technical information paper as a PDF. While this post is not specifically about sawdust, it is a great follow-up article to our news post about using sawdust for marine oil spill response.

http://www.itopf.com/Use of Sorbent Materials in Oil Spill Response. Download PDF…

 

The article provides a good introduction to sorbents and their application, specification and obstacles for use in oil spill response including sawdust.


Sawdust Has Many, Little Known Uses

For our first post about sawdust, we thought it fitting to start with a simple question. “What do people do with Sawdust?”

We found a great article posted by the Wood Report outlining a wide variety of uses is meaningful detail, including 3rd party references. The article discusses applications from animal husbandry to mushroom production, food and feed applications, environmental protection and more.

In all our time researching sawdust information online, we found this article to be among the best introductions to the varied applications of sawdust. We think it is a great jumping off point for more in-depth research.

http://www.wood-report.de/seiten/sawdust.htmlSawdust in many countries still is regarded as a troublesome by-product of sawmilling operation and often disposed of as landfill or incinerated, thus causing environmental problems. Small sized sawmill residues such as sawings and saw dust in many part of the world are simply dumped or burned. Read more…

 


Sawdust Based Advance in Marine Oil Spill Clean-up

News about this exciting new application for sawdust started hitting the papers in December, 2016 about Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s work in using sawdust for cold water marine oil spill response.

Science Daily posted quite a comprehensive article on the breakthrough.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161212152656.htmPacific Northwest National Laboratory “Sawdust reinvented into super sponge for oil spills.”Read more…

Given our abundant northern oil resources, the fact that we’re surrounded by cold and arctic waters and with the longest coastline in the world, this seems like good news for Canadians and the oil industry. It’s also another great application for sawdust.

For additional information, Fastcoexist.com posted a related article worth reviewing.

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3066545/this-special-sawdust-is-designed-to-clean-up-oil-spills-in-the-arctic/2Researchers at the Department of Energy’s have modified sawdust to clean up Arctic oil spills, where ice can push oil below the water surface. Read more…

 



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