Wisconsin's Home Page Add/Update an Event
Find Events
FAQ
Home
Attractions | Almanac | Local Information | Wisconsin | Store | Lodging | Maps | Weather

Click on images to see larger pictures. Use browser "Back" button to return

Aerogel NOTE: Click on the image to see a video demonstration of the aerogel at Vimeo

Cleaning up oil spills and other metal contaminates in a low-impact, sustainable and inexpensive manner remains a challenge for companies and governments globally.But a group of researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) is examining alternative, greener materials that can be modified to absorb oil and chemicals. If further developed, the technology may offer a cheaper and more sustainable method to absorb oil, and heavy metals from water and other surfaces.

Video voice-over and production: Christian Inouye / WID
Video clips: by Qifeng Zheng
Back to article


Copyright © 1995-2017 All About Wisconsin, Inc. All rights reserved.
Wisconline, Wisconsin Online, and Wisconsin.Info are registered trademarks of All About Wisconsin, Inc.
About Us | FAQ | Advertising | Comments | E-mail Us