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Title: Use of magnetic carbon composites from renewable resource materials for oil spill clean up and recovery

Abstract

A method of separating a liquid hydrocarbon material from a body of water, includes: (a) mixing magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites with a liquid hydrocarbon material dispersed in a body of water to allow the magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each to be adhered by the liquid hydrocarbon material to form a mixture; (b) applying a magnetic force to the mixture to attract the magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each adhered by the liquid hydrocarbon material; and (c) removing the body of water from the magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each adhered by the liquid hydrocarbon material while maintaining the applied magnetic force. The magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites is formed by subjecting one or more metal lignosulfonates or metal salts to microwave radiation, in presence of lignin/derivatives either in presence of alkali or a microwave absorbing material, for a period of time effective to allow the carbon-metal nanocomposites to be formed.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1224452
Patent Number(s):
9,169,139
Application Number:
14/134,992
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-06GO86072
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Viswanathan, Tito. Use of magnetic carbon composites from renewable resource materials for oil spill clean up and recovery. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Viswanathan, Tito. Use of magnetic carbon composites from renewable resource materials for oil spill clean up and recovery. United States.
Viswanathan, Tito. Tue . "Use of magnetic carbon composites from renewable resource materials for oil spill clean up and recovery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1224452.
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