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NUANCE: Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center

OHM Smart Sponge makes a Big Splash!

NUANCE Director Vinayak Dravid and his team have developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With the ability to absorb thirty times it's weight in oil, this has the potential to be a game changer for environmental remediation! Even more exciting, "The OHM (oleophilic hydrophobic magnetic) nanocomposite slurry can be used to coat any cheap, commercially available sponge." Thereby making oil-spill cleanup more accessible and cost-effective.

At a time when our collective consciousness is focused on moving towards health and healing our planet, access to renewable resources is more important than ever! This is exciting news indeed!

You can also read the published article and the Northwestern Now press release.

Ohm Sponge