Up-and-coming oil-sorbing green fibers: A text mining study
Keywords:Lignocellulosic fibers, Oil spill, Sorbent fibers, Data mining, Experimental design, Data analysis, Green fibers, Oil spill clean up
Oil is a crucial raw material, preferably transported by sea. Thus, spills frequently take place in the ocean. Several alternatives have already been investigated to combat these disasters. This paper discusses the possibility of using lignocellulosic fibers for environmental recovery via the sorption of oil spilled in accidents. The data search was performed using Google Scholar. The obtained results allowed the choice of four fibers: coconut, sisal, peat, and kapok. The retrieved reference numbers were 8.360, 6.360, 6.360, and 2.380 for coconut, sisal, peat, and kapok fibers. There was no period restriction. Ten papers with significant results were chosen, and their main results are presented here. All fibers are renewable, besides presenting low cost and excellent sorption capability compared to polypropylene (commercial material) equal to 6 to 10 g/g of oil per gram of the sorber.
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