Impact of Oil-Contaminated Floodwater on Building Materials

July/August 2014
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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July 02, 2014
At Tuskegee University (TU), where my colleagues and I teach and do research in the College of Engineering, we’ve learned a lot about how building materials respond to water damage and how to remediate that damage. But what about building materials exposed to contaminated water? It’s rare that floodwater contains just water.

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