The hard-to-find absorbent that works on water.

In order to spread NATURESORB™ over on-water spills, a powerful insulation blower is used by many of our customers. The sphagnum peat moss encapsulates on contact the crude oil that tends to float on the surface of the water, which can subsequently be recovered with a large net. On water NATURESORB™ will surpass all other absorbents as it can float for weeks absorbing hydrocarbons and remaining hydrophobic.

NATURESORB™ absorbent products are available in a variety of sizes to meet our customers’ needs.

The Exxon Valdez Catastrophe

Dehydrated peat moss was used in Alaska in 1989, following the spill of hundreds of thousands of crude oil barrels caused by the grounding of the Exxon Valdez. The competent authorities from Canada’s Department of Energy, Mines and Resources confirmed, following the cleanup of the site, that "the cellular structure, the absorption properties and the ionic exchange capacity of peat" made it “usable as a natural filter”.

A performant and cost-effective industrial absorbent

When cleaning up a spill, it is very important to choose the absorbent best suited to the intended application at the lowest cost. Too often, an absorbent is chosen solely on the basis of the cost per bag and not the total cost of cleaning, which includes disposal. NATURESORB™ is inexpensive, easy to apply and easy to dispose of, occupying volumes in a landfill up to 20 times lower than current conventional adsorbents.

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