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Oil Spill Sorbents, Pads, Rolls & Booms

Sorbents are hydrophobic/oleophilic materials that absorb animal, mineral, and vegetable oils and similar oil-based substances. ABASCO offers two basic kinds of sorbents: natural fiber Miracle Sorb® sorbent and polypropylene sorbents. All our sorbents can be used at temperatures between freezing and 180° F and can be stored indefinitely at ambient conditions.

Miracle Sorb biodegradable sorbent is used primarily on land. Polypropylene sorbents, which attract oil and repel water, can be used on both land and water as an oil spill sorbent to reclaim 20 times their own weight in oil. After use, sorbents can be incinerated (3 to 5% ash). Polypropylene sorbents can also be wrung and reused.

 


 

Miracle Sorb® Biodegradable Sorbent

Miracle Sorb is a high-performance, biodegradable mulch made from specially processed sugar cane bagasse fibers. It is used primarily on land to absorb and permanently encapsulate all hydrocarbon liquids, including oil, acetone, solvents, and paints. >More


 

Oil Absorbent Pads

Oil absorbent pads are used to repel water based fluids and absorb oil based fluids. They are suitable for environmental and industrial applications for the absorption of oil. Our most popular polypropylene pads:

Sorbent Pack Thickness,
in (cm)
Width
in (cm)
Length,
in (cm)
Pads per bag

Ship weight,
lb (kg)

Ship volume,
ft3 (m3)
A-50 3/8 (0.95) 34 (86.4) 38 (96.5) 50 38 (17.2) 7 (0.2)
AX-50 1/4 (0.64) 34 (86.4) 38 (96.5) 50 28 (12.7) 4 (0.11)
A-100 3/8( 0.95) 17 (43.2) 19 (96.5) 100 19 (8.6) 3.5 (0.1)
AX-100 1/4 0.64) 17 (43.2) 19 (96.5) 100 15 (6.8) 2.7 (0.08)
A-200 3/16 (0.48) 17 (43.2) 19 (96.5) 200 19 (8.6) 3.5 (0.1)
 

 

Oil Absorbent Rolls

ABASCO sorbent rolls are made of the same polypropylene material as our pads and can be used in the same situations. Sorbent oil absorbent rolls are very effective in areas where they can be spread out, such as along river banks, on the perimeter of oil pits, and in equipment workshops to pick up leaked oil.

Our most popular sorbent rolls:

Sorbent Roll Thickness,
in (cm)
Width
in (cm)
Length,
ft (m)
Rolls
per bag

Ship weight,
lb (kg)

Ship volume,
ft3 (m3)
A-150 3/8 (0.95) 38 (96.5) 12 (3.66) 1 38 (17.2) 7 (0.2)
AX-150 1/4 (0.64) 38 (96.5) 12 (3.66) 1 28 (12.7) 4 (0.11)
 

 

Oil Absorbent Booms

Sorbent booms and sweeps are usually deployed on water. They are most effective in calm water situations, where they can be deployed and recovered with minimal turbulence.

Sorbent Boom Diameter,
in (cm)
Length,
ft (m)
Booms per bag

Ship weight,
lb (kg)

A-4-10S 3/8 (0.95) 10 (3.05) 4 30 (13.6)
A-4-10 Double 4 + 4 (10.2 x 10.2) 10 (3.05) 4 42 (19.1)
A-8-10 8 (20.3) 10 (3.05) 4 42 (19.1)
 

 

Petro Pals

ABASCO Petro Pals are small mops made of loose polypropylene fibers that can pick up 30 times their weight in viscous oils. They are virtually inert and work very well in strong acids and alkalis. Petro Pals can be deployed by hand and recovered with a rake for incineration. They can also be fastened to a rope for use as a shoreline recovery system. Petro Pals are packed ten to a 5-lb, 0.75 cu. ft. bag.

Petro Pal Oil Mop



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