Monday, September 20, 2021

BARC develops highly efficient super-hydrophobic and super-oleophilic  cotton by radiation technology

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), a premier nuclear research institute of Department of Atomic Energy located in Mumbai, has developed a highly efficient super-hydrophobic and super-oleophilic cotton by radiation technology.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. A.K. Mohanty, Director, BARC, Mumbai has said that there is no absorbent currently available that can remove floating oil from water surface and sediment oil (underwater) simultaneously”.

He informed that the “super absorbent cotton” has been developed by Dr. Subhendu Ray Chowdhury, a scientist working in Isotope and Radiation Application Division, BARC and he has been conferred with National Award for Technology Innovation, 2019 by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India for this innovation.

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