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Vote for Best Way to Clean Up the Spill

It will be two months ago this Sunday that the BP Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the massive oil spill and environmental disaster.

Ever since the leaking crude started contaminating the gulf and paralyzing the coastline, BP has been bombarded with ideas for cleaning up the damage. The company even solicits help on its website.

Many private businesses and entrepreneurs believe their products, machines and inventions can separate the oil from the water, soak it up, and dispose of the excess crude.

On CNBC's "Power Lunch,"we have demonstrated some of these alternatives, developed by entrepreneurs and private industry. They range from something as simple as hay to a more sophisticated invention called a Voraxial Separator.

While BP has yet to commit to using any of these methods to help contain or disperse the oil, we want to know which one you think would be most effective. Perhaps your voice will persuade BP to try one—or more.

Read the descriptions, watch the videos, and take our poll. Today at 1pm ET on "Power Lunch,", we will reveal the results of the poll and review how the top vote-getter works.

Fiber Tect

Fibertech by First Line Technology
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Fibertech by First Line Technology

This product, from First Line Technology, is similar to the Sham Wow wipe of infomercial fame, and relies on three layers of material to soak up crude.
Watch video demonstration here.



Peat Moss

Ed Corpora, CEO of American Products Enterprises, demonstrates how his HTP product, which is derived from peat moss, can help the oil spill cleanup effort.
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Ed Corpora, CEO of American Products Enterprises, demonstrates how his HTP product, which is derived from peat moss, can help the oil spill cleanup effort.

HTP, from American Products Enterprises, is made from peat moss and uses microbes to eat oil.
Watch video demonstration here.





Hay

CW Roberts Contracting
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CW Roberts Contracting

CW Roberts Contracting uses hay to clean up oil along roadsides but found it also soaks up oil in seawater.
Watch video demonstration here.




Voraxial Separator

John DiBella, COO of EVTN, explains how his company's Voraxial Separator removes oil from water.
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John DiBella, COO of EVTN, explains how his company's Voraxial Separator removes oil from water.

This device from EVTN separates oil and water using centrifugal force.
Watch video demonstration here.






Microbes

Steve Kennedy, president and CEO of Bioremediation, demonstrates how his microbe product can help clean up the Gulf Coast.
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Steve Kennedy, president and CEO of Bioremediation, demonstrates how his microbe product can help clean up the Gulf Coast.

A company called Bioremediation, Inc.uses chemical-eating microbes to eat oil.
Watch video demonstration here.






Molecule Mat

Oil cleanup solution from MyCelx Technologies Corporation
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Oil cleanup solution from MyCelx Technologies Corporation

BP has shown initial interest in this technique, from MyCelX, which uses a special mat coated with a patented molecule to soak up crude.
Watch video demonstration here.




Sand

Sealsand
Sealsand

This hydrophobic material made by Sealsand absorbs oil and repels water.
Watch video demonstration here.


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