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The present work reports the preparation of super hydrophobic and oleophilic sorbent powder for the selective removal of spilled-oil from oil-polluted water surface. The sorbent powder was prepared by the surface modification of commercially available pure barium sulfate (BS) with palmitic acid via a simple one-step synthetic approach. The powder was observed to exhibit super hydrophobic character with a static water contact angle value of 152±2°. The powder also possesses sufficient buoyancy and exhibits high selectivity towards oil, vital for a sorbent for use in oil spill clean-ups. The oil sorption capacity of the sorbent material was also investigated.
Superhydrophobic sorbent spilled-oil contact angle oil sorption capacity.
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Patowary, M., & Pathak, K. (2016). FACILE SYNTHESIS OF SUPER HYDROPHOBIC MATERIAL FOR SELECTIVE REMOVAL OF SPILLED-OIL FROM WATER SURFACES. Green Chemistry & Technology Letters, 2(2), 74-77. https://doi.org/10.18510/gctl.2016.224
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