Oil spillage is considered one of the most devastating forms of pollution, for its effect oD the environment, particularly on aquatic life. This kind of disaster can impact in two ways, directly caused by the polluting spilled oil or due to the cleanup process. In fact, oil floating on water does not allow sunlight to pass through and its toxicity puts the life of aquatic animals at risk. Furthermore, other factors can also cont:ribute to this damage. In fact, a wrong oil recovery system can add a further pollution level. Polymer sorbents used for the oil spill recovery, if not properly treated, increase the leve! of marine and ground pollution. For this reason. in the last years, green materials are increasingly studied and used for this purpose. Green adsorbents (such as lignocellulosic, fruits fibers) are recently employed witb. excellent results. Aim of this book chapter is the evaluation of the oil sorption properties of natural fibers extracted from tb.e stem of the giant reed Arundo Donax L., a perennial rhi.zomatous grass beloDging to the Poaceae family that grows naturally all around the world thanks to its ability to tolerate difi'erent clim.atic conditions.

Arundo Donax Fibers as Green Materials for Oil Spill Recovery

Luigi Calabrese
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Elpida Piperopoulos
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2020

Abstract

Oil spillage is considered one of the most devastating forms of pollution, for its effect oD the environment, particularly on aquatic life. This kind of disaster can impact in two ways, directly caused by the polluting spilled oil or due to the cleanup process. In fact, oil floating on water does not allow sunlight to pass through and its toxicity puts the life of aquatic animals at risk. Furthermore, other factors can also cont:ribute to this damage. In fact, a wrong oil recovery system can add a further pollution level. Polymer sorbents used for the oil spill recovery, if not properly treated, increase the leve! of marine and ground pollution. For this reason. in the last years, green materials are increasingly studied and used for this purpose. Green adsorbents (such as lignocellulosic, fruits fibers) are recently employed witb. excellent results. Aim of this book chapter is the evaluation of the oil sorption properties of natural fibers extracted from tb.e stem of the giant reed Arundo Donax L., a perennial rhi.zomatous grass beloDging to the Poaceae family that grows naturally all around the world thanks to its ability to tolerate difi'erent clim.atic conditions.
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