Researchers at the University of Georgia have invented a material they call "superfoam" that could reduce infections caused by implanted medical devices and aid cleanup efforts after environmental disasters such as oil spills.
The super foam has uses beyond just the human body. As the foam repels water, it absorbs oil.
With proper safety standards, the relatively inexpensive foam can help with large-scale oil cleaning. So far, studies on infection reduction using E. coli as the test bacteria have shown positive results.
Foam can be used in environmental disasters such as oil spills.
the foam can absorb oil only when placed in oil-contaminated water and can be reused several times to take up more oil after removing the adsorbed oil from the foam.
The relatively inexpensive foam could help with oil cleanups on a large scale.
How this will work? The foam can absorb oil only when placed in oil-contaminated water. When foam sponges were placed in oil-contaminated water, they absorbed the oil without taking any of the water out. Once that adsorbed oil was removed from the foam, the sponge could be reused several times to take up more oil.
At the last we will know the uses of it.
Super foam use Super foam has many uses beyond just the human body. The foam repels water and absorbs oil a) So it could help with oil cleanups on a large scale. b) The foam can also be used to reduce healthcare-related infections caused by implanted medical devices. c) And Has environmental applications.