SPHAGNUM peat moss is only found north of the 49th parallel and has the highest moisture absorbency characteristics of all the known peat mosses. In its natural state in the Spill-Sorb Fison peat bogs of Parkland County, Alberta, each lb./kg of sphagnum moss retains from 9 to 14 lbs./kg of water.
Spill-Sorb Canada Inc. then cultivates this high grade 90% moisture content raw resource to a +/- 60% content through bog preparation and aeration. It is then carefully harvested, screened, and brought to our Entwistle plant where our specialized heat treatment and air drying process reduces the moisture content to +/- 10%. At this level the peat fibers water retention features change so that its cellular structure now becomes singularly hydrophobic (resistant to water) and has a natural affinity to absorbing and encapsulating hydrocarbons. This activated peat is then double compressed into 4 cubic foot/200 litre and 2 cubic foot/100 litre bags for shipment to our worldwide network of licensed Spill-Sorb Master Stocking Distributors.
Natural absorption. We call it Environmental Intelligence.
Spill-Sorb is a non-toxic, all natural, 100% organic, lab-tested, field proven, industrial absorbent that is economical, efficient, non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-leaching and in its natural state is already biodegraded. The inherent capillary action of the activated peat provides a powerful wicking action and encapsulates oils, solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and all other organic chemicals on contact.
Spill-Sorb suppresses vapours and absorbs hydrocarbons on land or water, in dry or wet conditions, and does not require specially trained technicians or high tech equipment for handling or disposing of the spent peat.
Spill-Sorb weighs little and affords users the ability to carry more, clean up more, and save on transportation and disposal costs.
Spill-Sorb that is used will not leech or discharge used pollutants, making it clean and easy to handle.
Spill-Sorb that is used can be incinerated or disposed of in landfills or land farmed with no detrimental effects to the environment.
Spill-Sorb as an energy source, contributes 8,000 B.T.U.s per pound, excluding absorbed hydrocarbons, and burns to a residue of less than 2% of its original volume.
Spill-Sorb is available in compressed and loose-filled bags, in booms, socks, cushions and pads, in various combinations of spill kits, and in customized filtration and bioremediation treatment packages. Some examples are shown on page 4.
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