On the efficiency of Indian polyurethane foams in absorbing spilled oil

M.V. Bhandare, R. Sengupta

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The oleophilic properties of one brand of polyurethane foam sheets and foam powder, manufactured in India, was tested using ordinary diesel oil. The sheet could absorb 72% of its own weight of oil while the same was 55% for the powder. With increasing quantity of oil the absorbing capacity decreased for both the foam sheet and the foam powder

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