Spongy Glass – an environmental and technological breakthrough

Spongy glassCleaning up pollutants and spills in waterways is no easy feat. A new discovery by Dr. Paul Edmiston called “Osorb” may well be the breakthrough that makes the difference.

Called spongy glass, as this new material swells up to eight times its dry weight, it soaks up liquids, binding with gasoline, chlorinated solvents and pollutants. Since it won’t bind to water, it can easily clean water and make it pollution free.  This unique glass can also be reused hundreds of times.

Absorbent Materials, the company Edmiston founded. will market the product. According to Stephen Spoonamore, Absorbent’s  CEO, “this technology may revolutionize Water/Environmental Remediation, BTEX recovery.”

It’s currently undergroing testing in the U.S.. This is definitely a product with wide-reaching application and something to keep an eye out for.

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