It’s incredible that this magic sponge can help people control oil spills. This can solve the environmental problem that spills 1.3 million gallons of oil into our oceans every year. This problem killed thousands of ocean animals and beach areas around it.
In an outdoor water tank, they tested the Oleo Sponge. Source: Argonne National Laboratory. It absorbs both the oil on the surface and underwater.
The best part of this magic sponge is that it is possible to reuse oil and sponge. In the future, they plan to clean up the ocean with these, which is also a great way to clean the oceans.