Oil Removal - It's As Simple As Hay
By AnnWard – NorthWestFlorida.com
Otis Goodson has discovered what could potentially be the saving Grace for the Gulf of Mexico.
And it’s as simple as hay.
Otis was in his barn, thinking about the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill and wondering what he could do to help.
Looking around, he began to wonder if the hay in his barn could be used to soak up oil.
He had a large vat filled with used oil drained from his farm equipment. He dropped some hay into the vat, stirred the hay around and scooped it back out realizing the hay had absorbed a large amount of oil.
He then filled an empty vat with clean water, mixed in several gallons of oil, added hay and stirred it around with a pitchfork.
He lifted the hay out of the vat and found that the hay had completely absorbed all of the oil, leaving clean water behind.
Upon discovering hay’s oil absorbing qualities he immediately began contacting the US Coast Guard and BP officials about his discovery.
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Oil Removal – It’s As Simple As Hay