|Sarawak has a lot of city view rivers that could attract visitors. Beautification of
the sides of the river and maintaining
cleanliness of the environment are vital and need serious attention. However
uncontrolled oil waste dumping from oil facilities and automobile leakages
already polluted many rivers. One potential solution to this problem is to
produce a recycle and environmentally-safe product to absorb oil waste.
Therefore, the prototype “Magnetic Absorbent Magic” is designed for this
The prototype with the composite materials will be
wrapped and tied to a floating object. It absorbs oil waste, while floating at the
surface of the
river. The composite materials mostly consist of human hair and a portion of
tyerelene fiber. The portion of the tyerelene fiber in lock of hair can cause a
magnetic couple effect that can highly improve the absorption performance.
The uniqueness of the prototype is that it can be commercialized in small or
big market and has a high value to generate income in the future. By using
mostly recycle materials, it is considered as a low cost and effective product
and easy to handle.