- super absorbent material
Release Time: April 11, 2014 07:24 EDT | Update Time: April 11, 2014 07:25 EDT with the ocean temperature and acidity of rise jellyfish is strong growth.
While this may sound good news, sticky creatures near the coastline can clog nuclear power plants, sting swimmers and disrupt tourism.
To solve this problem and create something useful at the same time, a start
Israel is making an absorbing material called cement with dead jellyfish.
According to the Israel times, the company claims that "dry, flexible, sturdy materials" are easier to absorb than most types of paper towels and can be made into napkins, napkins and medical sponges.
The weight of cement in water is several times that of it, unlike the polymer currently used in diapers, it is completely biodegradable and breaks down in about a month.
Due to the structure of the jellyfish body, this material is very absorbent. Ofer Du-
Nur, president of the company behind the invention
"Jellyfish are marine creatures made up of 90 cents of water and live in the water," explained.
Their bodies are formed by substances that can absorb a large amount of liquid and hold them without disintegration or dissolution.
Based on research from Tel Aviv University, scientists began to look for a biodegradable material as an absorbent for synthetic materials such as high-absorption polymers (SAP).
Once they determined that the jellyfish body was the right material, the researchers used the nano-material --
They have special properties because of their size.
Convert jellyfish into cement that can absorb a large amount of liquid in a few seconds.
They add nanoparticles, which means that the material can be designed to have materials that are antibacterial, extra flexible, colorful and even scented. Mr Du-
Noor says hydrogen mud is safe and can clean up landfill sites and oceans at the same time.
If hydrogen mud is used alone in diapers, potential environmental benefits can be huge as a baby is considered to be able to pass through 15 lbs (70kg)
In the first year alone, diapers were made from non-biodegradable synthetic materials. Mr Du-
Noor said: "There are too many jellyfish in the sea, and there are too many Pampers in the landfill.
Cineal may have a final answer to both questions.
He is not worried that people will be delayed by the source of this new material, because he believes that consumers know very little about the composition of many products containing animal and plant ingredients.
Jellyfish have been seen everywhere in Israel's beaches and other countries' coastlines in recent years, and millions of plastic creatures have poisoned the water, preventing locals and tourists from swimming.
They are often considered dangerous pests, and only a few species are eaten in the Far East, while a chemical called mucus can be extracted from jellyfish and used in drug delivery systems.