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Enhanced Oil Spill Remediation by Adsorption with Interlinked Multilayered Graphene

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DCCI, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Università degli Studi di Genova, Via Dodecaneso 31, 16146 Genova, Italy
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Eni S.P.A., Upstream and Technical Services, Via Maritano 26, 20097 S. Donato Milanese (MI), Italy
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Directa Plus S.P.A, Via Cavour 2, 22074 Lomazzo (Co), Italy
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Materials 2019, 12(14), 2231; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12142231
Received: 3 June 2019 / Revised: 4 July 2019 / Accepted: 5 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Carbon Materials)
The performances of an innovative material based on graphene multilayers in a 3D structure similar to expanded graphite, Grafysorber® G+ (Directa Plus), have been tested via in field applications on a real contaminated site. Several experimental tests were performed using Grafysorber® inside adsorbent devices (booms and pillows) to treat waters polluted by oil. The experimental campaign was carried out with the aim of comparing the performances of Grafysorber® with those of polypropylene (PP), which is the material used worldwide in case of water oil spill clean-up activities. The results achieved have confirmed a considerably higher selective adsorption capacity of Grafysorber® compared to PP, and configure the new material as a promising alternative to standard materials in enhancing oil spill remediation by selective adsorption. View Full-Text
Keywords: water remediation; hydrocarbons removal; selective adsorption; innovative adsorbents; super-expanded graphite water remediation; hydrocarbons removal; selective adsorption; innovative adsorbents; super-expanded graphite
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Vocciante, M.; Finocchi, A.; De Folly D′Auris, A.; Conte, A.; Tonziello, J.; Pola, A.; Reverberi, A.P. Enhanced Oil Spill Remediation by Adsorption with Interlinked Multilayered Graphene. Materials 2019, 12, 2231.

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