Marine grade oil adsorption performance of artisanal felt mat made using waste human hair


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Erpınar D. E., Turan S. C., Ertekin I., Neşer G.

MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR MARINE ENVIRONMENTALISTS, SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, ADMINISTRATORS, POLITICIANS AND LAWYERS, vol.201, pp.1-5, 2024 (SCI-Expanded)

Abstract

This is an experimental study that aims to use waste hair in the fight against oil pollution in the sea and to support the art of felt making, which is in danger of extinction. In this way, it is aimed to contribute to sustainability by producing a product for environmental improvement from waste material that does not have any value, and by creating employment by preserving a handicraft with historical basis. As a result of the experiments, it was observed that adsorbent materials made from sheep wool with human hair added in different proportion showed adsorbent performance comparable to their equivalents and superior to some of them.