Petroleum oil clean-up, magnetic nanoparticles, oil spills
Petroleum oil clean-up, removing oil contamination
Oil spill contamination cannot be cleaned rapidly and completely from varied enviroments.
Ferrofluids are colloidal dispersions of magnetic nanoparticles that can be manipulated with an external magnetic field. This invention proposes to apply ferrofluidic principles to the mitigation of oil contamination of solids (wetlands), water surfaces and water sub-surfaces. The particle size, surfaces and dispersants can all be optimized for stabilizing oil removal, collectability and water purification.
US Patent Application Number 13/369338, filed on February 9, 2012
PCT Patent Application Number PCT/US2012/024958, filed on February 14, 2012
Last revised: April 29, 2013