Polymer made from cooking oil soaks up mercury pollution

Industrial activity like coal-burning and mining has greatly increased the amount of mercury in our environment, so much so that it now contaminates rivers, lakes and waterways as far away as the Arctic. Exposure to the harmful compound can not only damage wildlife, but humans in the early stages of development, too. Scientists have now developed a low-cost polymer that can soak up mercury in its most harmful forms, raising the prospect of a cheap and sustainable way to clean up the mess. .. Continue Reading Polymer made from cooking oil soaks up mercury pollution Category: Environment Tags: Flinders University Pollution Polymer Related Articles: New material created from orange peel cleans up mercury pollution Residue forms identifying fingerprint for brands of bullets LandCruisers to become roving communications hotspots in the Australian Outback

Polymer made from cooking oil soaks up mercury pollution

Industrial activity like coal-burning and mining has greatly increased the amount of mercury in our environment, so much so that it now contaminates rivers, lakes and waterways as far ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Gizmag

Cooking up new ways to clean up our planet

In a win-win for a cleaner planet, scientists have devised a way to use waste cooking oil and sulphur to extract the neurotoxin mercury from the environment.

Tue 8 Aug 17 from Phys.org

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