JEAS  Vol.4 No.4 , December 2014
Review: Silica Aerogel as a Viable Absorbent for Oil Spill Remediation
Abstract: The review article reflects on the potential of silica aerogel as viable absorbents for spilled crude oil. Reported oil absorption capacity of silica aerogel shows it has a future in polluted site clean-up. The review presents the various dynamics of oil spill, conventional clean-up technologies and silica aerogel synthesis techniques. It also highlights some investigations of oil spill sorption using aerogels. The future prospect of rice husk as a cheaper source silica aerogel is also considered.
Cite this paper: Olalekan, A. , Dada, A. and Adesina, O. (2014) Review: Silica Aerogel as a Viable Absorbent for Oil Spill Remediation. Journal of Encapsulation and Adsorption Sciences, 4, 122-131. doi: 10.4236/jeas.2014.44013.

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