HUMAN+HAIR MAT

 

by Richard Misrach

 

Material: Ottimat

Manufacturer: World Response Group

Sources: http://www.ottimat.com

Features:

This mat recycles human hair and is often used to clean chemical substances due to its special capabilities for absorbing hydrocarbons.  It has been tested by NASA for different applications.

Applications:

mainly used for the absorption of hydrocarbons

Tentative opportunities:

Exterior/Interior  – where certain applicable typologies (naval/architectural) encounter exposure of hydrocarbon substances

THIS MATERIAL WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A PROPOSED SOLUTION TO BE USED ON CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE SPILL CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS CONDUCTED ALONG “CANCER ALLEY”,  LOUISIANA STATE, AS PART OF TENTATIVE RESEARCH FOR RESILIENT EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFRASTRUCTURE – GRADUATE STUDIES COURSE

Properties:

light, economical, absorbs hydrocarbons, and uses waste hair material from hairdressing sources.

Specifications:

Dimensions: 150x150mm (6″x6″) or 270x270mm (10.5″x10.5″) square mats, sold in bricks of ten mats.  Ten mats of 6″x6″ has an absorption capacity of 64 gallons of chemical substance and ten mats of 10.5″x10.5″ has an absorption capacity of 200 gallons chemical substance.

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