Sustainable Polysulfides for Oil Spill Remediation: Repurposing Industrial Waste for Environmental Benefit

dc.contributor.authorWorthington, Max J H
dc.contributor.authorShearer, Cameron
dc.contributor.authorEsdaile, Emma
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Jonathan Andrew
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorLegg, Stephanie K
dc.contributor.authorYin, Yanting
dc.contributor.authorLundquist, Nicholas A
dc.contributor.authorGascooke, Jason
dc.contributor.authorAlbuquerque, Ines S
dc.contributor.authorShapter, Joseph George
dc.contributor.authorAndersson, Gunther
dc.contributor.authorLewis, David Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBernardes, Goncalo J L
dc.contributor.authorChalker, Justin M
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T02:41:44Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T02:41:44Z
dc.date.issued2018-04-18
dc.description© 2018 The Authors. Published by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.description.abstractCrude oil and hydrocarbon fuel spills are a perennial threat to aquatic environments. Inexpensive and sustainable sorbents are needed to mitigate the ecological harm of this pollution. To address this need, this study features a low‐density polysulfide polymer that is prepared by the direct reaction of sulfur and used cooking oils. Because both sulfur and cooking oils are hydrophobic, the polymer has an affinity for hydrocarbons such as crude oil and diesel fuel and can rapidly remove them from seawater. Through simple mechanical compression, the oil can be recovered and the polymer can be reused in oil spill remediation. The polysulfide is unique because it is prepared entirely from repurposed waste: sulfur is a by‐product of the petroleum industry and used cooking oil can be used as a comonomer. In this way, sulfur waste from the oil industry is used to make an effective sorbent for combatting pollution from that same sector.en_US
dc.identifier.citationWorthington, M. J. H., Shearer, C. J., Esdaile, L. J., Campbell, J. A., Gibson, C. T., Legg, S. K., … Chalker, J. M. (2018). Sustainable Polysulfides for Oil Spill Remediation: Repurposing Industrial Waste for Environmental Benefit. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 1800024. https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.201800024en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.201800024en
dc.identifier.issn2366-7486
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/37924
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.oaire.license.condition.licenseCC-BY
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/ARC/DE150101863en_US
dc.relation.grantnumberARC/DE150101863en_US
dc.rights© 2018 The Authors.en_US
dc.rights.holderThe Authors.en_US
dc.subjectCrude oilen_US
dc.subjecthydrocarbonen_US
dc.subjectfuel spillsen_US
dc.subjectOil spillen_US
dc.subjectaquatic environmentsen_US
dc.subjectinverse vulcanization,en_US
dc.subjectoil spillsen_US
dc.subjectpolysulfides,en_US
dc.subjectsulfur,en_US
dc.subjectwaste valorizationen_US
dc.titleSustainable Polysulfides for Oil Spill Remediation: Repurposing Industrial Waste for Environmental Benefiten_US
dc.typeArticleen
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupAndersson, Gunther: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5742-3037en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupGibson, Christopher: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3334-5059en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupCampbell, Jonathan: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3439-8531en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupChalker, Justin M: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7504-5508en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupGascooke, Jason: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3236-2247en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupLewis, David Andrew: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1245-3683en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupShapter, Joseph George: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4000-2751en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupShearer, Cameron: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8192-3696en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupEsdaile, Emma: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9166-1001
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