Scientists succed in removing spilled crude oil from the sea.It is reported that two Indian Scientists working at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER,Thiruvananthapuram) have come out with a novel method to remove spilled crude oil from the sea. This spilling of crude oil cause high ecological disaster along the seashore. Oil spills from the oil containers pose high environmental and economic threats and thus scientists were trying several methods to recover the floating oil from the water before it reaches the shore but could not solve it. Now the two Scientists Karna M. Sureshan and Annamalai Prathap have come out with tiny chemical balls which suck the oil floating on the water.
These Scientists used a compound based on cellulose and manitol (A sugar derivative) to create a porous sponge like granule that absorbs the oil through capillary action and keep it within. These pellets can simply be sowed on the oil spill and recovered.