2010-01-17

Osorb: Sponge-Like Glass Cleans Polluted Water

Clipped from: Sponge-Like Glass Cleans Contaminated Water



A new glass material engineered by Dr. Paul Edmiston at the College of Wooster has the ability to clean polluted water by absorbing contaminants like a sponge.  What can't nanotechnology do?

Clipped from: “Swelling Glass” Cleans Polluted Water Like a Sponge : CleanTechnica



The new material was developed by Dr. Paul Edmiston of the College of Wooster, who formed a new company, Absorbent Materials, to market the new glass under the trademark Obsorb.  A number of pilot sites are being tested in the United States, and industrialized countries are not the only ones that stand to gain.  Obsorb’s unique properties make it ideal for low tech, low-budget cleanups in developing areas as well.

Clipped from: News: JumpStart Invests in ABSMaterials - JumpStart Inc.

JumpStart Invests in ABSMaterials

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

JumpStart Inc., the Northeast Ohio venture development organization that accelerates the progress of high growth early-stage businesses, announced a JumpStart Ventures investment commitment of $250,000 in Absorbent Materials Company LLC (dba ABSMaterials LLC). The Wooster, Ohio company is developing a novel, silica-based material that absorbs toxins in water. 


Clipped from: ABS Materials

Absorbent Materials Company (ABS Materials) develops reactive glass products and nanosands for remediation or site-cleanups of volatile organic and related spills, plumes or gas discharge.  

ABS Materials are engineered to be fully reversable.   Once having captured a spill, then can be recovered safely and spilled chemical compounds recovered.

Clipped from: Sol-Gel Derived Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials That Rapidly ...(pdf)


 
 
Sources:
  1. Sponge-Like Glass Cleans Contaminated Water
  2. “Swelling Glass” Cleans Polluted Water Like a Sponge : CleanTechnica
  3. News: JumpStart Invests in ABSMaterials - JumpStart Inc.
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  5. Sol-Gel Derived Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials That Rapidly Swell in Non-Polar Liquids: Uses in Water Remediation and Chemical Sensing - Powered by Google Docs
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