Gallery: Amazing Osorb Chemical Sponge Removes Contaminants From Water


A miracle chemical sponge could be the answer to cleaning up contaminated water and eliminating harmful toxins from the environment. A team led by chemist Paul Edmiston discovered the Osorb material, which removes toxins from water without bonding to H2O molecules, yielding clean water. The glass substance has been proven to act like a nanomechanical sponge that drinks up petroleum, solvents and other toxins. Osorb sponges can swell up to 8 times in volume as they scoop up contaminants, and the material can lift 20,000 times its own weight!

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1 Comment

  1. caeman October 5, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Awesome invention!

    The stuff that cleaned from the Osorb could then be recycled for re-use in case of petroleum.

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