oleophilic


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oleophilic

(ˌəʊlɪəʊˈfɪlɪk)
adj
absorbing oil easily
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Adj.1.oleophilic - having a strong affinity for oils rather than water
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oleophobic - lacking affinity for oils
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Polypropylene and polyurethane foams are the most commonly used commercial sorbents in oil spill cleanup due to their oleophilic and hydrophobic characteristics.
Thus, this nanofibrous mat will have hydrophobic and oleophilic sections enabling a separation of oil from oil-water mixtures.
technology that ranges from infrared and satellite imaging techniques and advances in oleophilic skimmers to the use of bomb-sniffing dogs and Alyeska's new fleet of purpose-built ships.
As the PEN contains oleophilic groups, while the surfaces of fillers tend to have hydrophilic groups, such as -OH and -COOH, it is extremely easy to produce local reunion causing by incompatibility of them when the filler is blended with the polymer matrix directly.
Oleophilic sorbents derived from renewable-source fibers, such as cellulose, can be promising alternatives in the treatment of oil-contaminated water.
This is because the surface of polyurethane is neither oleophilic (oil-attracting) nor hydrophobic (water-repelling).
Air handling specialists Hi-line Industries reports it has recently developed this process, which is a new concept in the treatment of compressor condensate discharge and the latest ConSEP products also provide a 10% higher volumetric capacity than their previous Gen 2 range, enabling the utilisation of greater oleophilic as well as superior activated carbon filtration media.
(2009) mentioned that among synthetic products, polypropylene and polyurethane foams are the most widely used sorbents because of their highly oleophilic and hydrophobic properties.
Formation of oil shale sludge mainly occurs in the retorting process in which a large amount of shale dust contained in the retorting gas and vapor is absorbed by fine shale oil mist to generate a sort of oleophilic substance, which then goes through a violent agitation to transform into colloidal semisolid material, i.e.
On my way back, I read a scientific article that highlighted the hydrophobic and oleophilic characteristics of kapok fibers.