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In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, Nanotechnology Provides Innovative Solution to Environmental Clean-Up

In response to the harmful oil spill stemming from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina, Interface Sciences Corporation (ISC) is launching its proprietary oil remediation and recovery application to the Southeastern U.S. Material treated by ISC absorbs approximately 40 times its weight in oil, which far exceeds commercially available remediation materials. And because oil collected by ISC can be recovered for future use, this is a substantial environmental benefit in the cleanup efforts. The company had originally planned for this technology to be rolled out in early 2006. However, given the dire situation in the Southeast, ISC wanted to put it out there. At a minimum, the application can be used for the environmental clean up of wildlife.

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