On the efficiency of Indian polyurethane foams in absorbing spilled oil

M.V. Bhandare, R. Sengupta


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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