Dear ladies, prepare yourselves! Sponge Bikini is all the fashion!
Even if we talk about oceans, seas or even lake, the level of water pollution is increasing in each of them. Pollution now became a big concern, especially because oil spills, for example, can pollute water for years, killing the marine life. In addition, the attempts of cleaning the polluted water involve other chemicals that contribute to water pollution.
Now, engineers from the University of California Riverside revealed a way in which we all can contribute to eliminate the water pollution while bathing in the ocean. They created a material that is able to absorb and store the chemicals taken from water without actually soaking up water.
This material has been attached to a 3D printed bikini that gives wearers the possibility to help the environment while on a relaxing trip on the beach.
This recyclable material was entitled Sponge and won the Reshape design contest in 2017, a competition meant to transform innovative ideas into reality.
Sponge is made up of a material which is derived from sucrose. This structure makes it possible for the material to soak up toxins more than 25 its own weight. Then, the toxins are released only at a heat over 1,000 degrees Celsius. The toxins will not come into contact with the wearer’s skin, as they will be stored in the material’s pores. Sponge can be used for approximately 20 times before being recycled.
“We designed a swimwear that is environmentally proactive, economically sustainable and intelligently manufactured combining cutting edge 3D printing and nano-scale clean-tech material,” claimed the developers.
They also stated that by creating this material, they sought to change the swimming activity into an eco-friendly experience.
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