Oil Spill Cleanup
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- 1 electronic document
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Petroleum Remediation Product (PRP) is a new way of cleaning up oil spills. It consists of thousands of microcapsules, tiny balls of beeswax with hollow centers, containing live microorganisms and nutrients to sustain them. As oil flows through the microcapsule's shell, it is consumed and digested by the microorganisms. Pressure buildup causes the PRP to explode and the enzymes, carbon dioxide and water are released into the BioBoom used in conjunction with PRP, preventing contaminated water from spreading. The system incorporates technology originally developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marshall Space Flight Center.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20020080255.
Spinoff 1994; 61; NASA-NP-214.
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