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Indian-origin scientist claims he can clean up spill

india Updated: Jun 13, 2010 01:13 IST

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An Indian-origin researcher from Texas Tech University has come up with a product, Fibertect, which he claims can clean up Gulf oil spill.

Seshadri Ramkumar, has created a non-woven cotton carbon absorbent wipe that can clean up crude oil up to 15 times its weight and adsorb toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon vapours reportedly sickening oil spill clean-up crew members. The product, he says, can retain off-gassing mustard vapours from dumped munitions.

"Last week, Fibertect was approved for use as a sorbent by the US Environmental Protection Agency," Ramkumar said.