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

Abstract

A method for separating a liquid hydrocarbon material from a body of water. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of mixing a plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites with a liquid hydrocarbon material dispersed in a body of water to allow the plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each to be adhered by an amount of the liquid hydrocarbon material to form a mixture, applying a magnetic force to the mixture to attract the plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each adhered by an amount of the liquid hydrocarbon material, and removing said plurality of magnetic carbon-metal nanocomposites each adhered by an amount of the liquid hydrocarbon material from said body of water while maintaining the applied magnetic force, wherein the plurality of 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.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1124091
Patent Number(s):
8647512
Application Number:
12/751,185
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C02 - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE C02F - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-06G086072
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Viswanathan, Tito. Use of magnetic carbon composites from renewable resource materials for oil spill clean up and recovery. United States: N. p., 2014. 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/1124091.
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