Peat moss: A hyper-sorbent for oil spill cleanup - a review

Saumya Pandey, Afroz Alam
2019 Plant Science Today  
Peat moss, a well-known hyper-sorbent is now gaining attention for its utilization in oil-spill cleanup techniques because of its cost-effectiveness, biodegradability and relatively high oil absorption capacities. This review mainly emphasis on the characteristic features of the peat moss such as high porosity and large surface area which make it an efficient natural sorbent material for cleaning up oil spills. There are several products which have been developed from the peat moss and are
more » ... t moss and are commercially available in the market for oil spill cleanup.
doi:10.14719/pst.2019.6.4.586 fatcat:js7ihstwnbaafbjwv6iwtigwei