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Table 1 Reported sorption capacity of recycled biomass and other carbon-based sorption materials

From: Improvised centrifugal spinning for the production of polystyrene microfibers from waste expanded polystyrene foam and its potential application for oil adsorption

Adsorbent Sorption capacity (g/g) Maximum contact time References
Empty palm fruit bunch 1.1239–2.8 1–72 h [28]
Acetylated cocoa pods fiber 8 15 min [29]
Pyrolyzed barley straw fiber 7.6–9.2 30 min [30]
Mercerized cattail, corn, and soybean fiber 8 10 min [31]
Human hair 7.47 60 min [32]
Nonwoven polypropylene microfibers 14 5 min [33]
Graphene oxide-coated microfibers 6.8 n/a [34]
Polycarbonate/carbon nanotubes 12.62 20 s [35]
Gamma-irradiated and electrospun
Polystyrene nanocomposites
16 n/a [36]
Centrifugally spun (improvised) PS microfibers 15.5 20 s This work