SorbTech, a subsidiary of Environmental Science & Technologies (EST) unveiled its patented high efficiency oil sorbent SorbaSolv today at the 2013 Clean Gulf Annual.
SorbaSolv is a patented recycled cellulose based oil absorbent that has an extremely high absorbency combined with permanent water repellency and oil retention. Effective on water and land, SorbaSolv absorbs oil, greases and other water insoluble organics and contains no toxic, carcinogenic or biologically hazardous materials.
SorbaSolv can be applied as a loose particulate by air, sprayed from a water craft, or incorporated into booms and pillows for various aquatic applications. The captured oil can then be recycled into a usable product or incinerated. SorbaSolv can also be tilled into the ground to help remediate contaminated soil. The use of SorbaSolv is not affected by adverse temperatures and doesn’t require specialized machinery or storage conditions.
“SorbaSolv was molecularly engineered to be completely water repellent making it highly effective in aquatic oil spill scenarios,” said Mark Ceaser, business development manager for SorbTech.”