"Magnetic Cleansing” for the Provision of a ‘Quick Clean’ to Oiled Wildlife

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Ngeh, Lawrence, Orbell, John, Bigger, Stephen W, Munaweera, Kasup and Dann, Peter (2012) "Magnetic Cleansing” for the Provision of a ‘Quick Clean’ to Oiled Wildlife. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 72. pp. 1091-1093. ISSN 2010-3778

Abstract

This research is part of a broad program aimed at advancing the science and technology involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. One aspect of this research involves the use of oil-sequestering magnetic particles for the removal of contaminants from plumage - so-called "magnetic cleansing". This treatment offers a number of advantages over conventional detergent-based methods including portability - which offers the possibility of providing a "quick clean" to the animal upon first encounter in the field. This could be particularly advantageous when the contaminant is toxic and/or corrosive and/or where there is a delay in transporting the victim to a treatment centre. The method could also be useful as part of a stabilization protocol when large numbers of affected animals are awaiting treatment. This presentation describes the design, development and testing of a prototype field kit for providing a "quick clean" to contaminated wildlife in the field.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22787
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Keywords ResPubID26036, ResPubID26537, magnetic particles, oiled wildlife, quick clean, wildlife rehabilitation
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