Ab-Tech Industries, Tucson, has demonstrated a product it
says can economically absorb and contain oil spills on water.
The product, Oil Aquatic Recovery System (Oars), consists of
polymer disks contained in polypropylene nets. The polymer
disks, for which a patent is pending, uses molecular physics and
chemical reactions to encapsulate and absorb oil or petroleum
Netted bags of disks can be dropped on an oil spill from
aircraft or boats and can be retrieved using ships' crane hooks
or trawling equipment.
Ab-Tech, a company that specializes in absorbent
technologies, said each pou...