styrofoam very adsorbent

Alberto Castillo
Mon, 14 Feb 2005 17:49:08 PST

>From: Diane Whitehead <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: [pbs] styrofoam not very absorbent
>Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 17:35:30 -0800
>Styrofoam doesn't absorb very much water. Marinas here use big blocks of 
>styrofoam with concrete poured on top to make the wharves and walkways 
>between boats. They have done this for many years, and I have never worried 
>that one would sink while I was walking to my sailboat.
>Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
>maritime zone 8
>cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
>sandy soil

Hi Diane:
Styrofoam doesn't absorb the slightest quantity of water. But it acts as if 
by a electrical charge it retains water from the other components of the mix 
not letting it go down. You could sink in a pot filled with styrofoam 
All the best

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