Banana fibers, in their natural states, are a highly sorbent material. They are like sponges when it comes to absorbing oils, and other fluids. As a result, they are not only used to make socks but also pillows and booms. They can also be used as loose fibers to clean up land based spills. Banana fibers are also natural water purifiers.
They have already been tested for use as a filtration agent in the treatment of wastewater, which is often contaminated with oil and other organic material. This property makes it an environmental alternative to the filtration agents used for industrial and municipal waste treatment! Find out more about this all-in-one resource in the source!