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The work included the creation of a new adsorbent polymeric composite known as Polystyrene Betanin Composite (PSBC) which was prepared using the waste polystyrene and patanin from beets. The composite Polystyrene Betanin Composite (PSBC) serves as an ongoing work included the creation of a new adsorbent polymeric composite known as PSBC which was prepared using the waste polystyrene and patanin from beets. The composite PSBC serves as a cleaning for oil spills. The composite PSBC a highly effective remover for cleaning up oil spills from water. Then studied the effect of various ratios (0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, and 0.6 wt%) of PSBC composite at a constant time to enhance the ability of PSBC composite as an oil spill absorption was studied. It can be seen, a high oil absorption capacity (2.484 g/g) at a ratio of 0.6. Furthermore, the impact of extending the time for the oil spill to absorb was studied, the best period was 105 minutes. After that, the crude oil was recovered from the sorbent material PSBC by dissolving the sample (sorbent materials laden with crude oil) in gasoline. Finally, through the experimental results of this study depict, the new composite PSBC can be considered a good crude oil spill remover and a good material for recovering crude oil after spillage in rivers and oceans.


Beetroot Crude Oil Oil stains Polymer Sorbent materials

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Ali, H. A. . (2023). Composition of Polystyrene Containers with Extracted Betanin as Remover of Oil Spill. Basrah Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 36(2), 235–242.


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