The finest grade of sphagnum moss from our bogs in Canada is the starting point for SPHAG SORB. The peat fibers are separated from all inorganic hard material, and then activated into a high-grade product with a remarkable ability to absorb and encapsulate oils, solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and all other organic chemicals.
SPHAG SORB is a natural organic absorbent that can be used in all phases of spill clean ups:
- The initial response to a spill.
- The absorption and clean up of spilled liquids.
- The removal and disposal of the contamination.
- And the remediation of the contamination with or without hydrocarbon digesting microbes.
SPHAG SORB is a super absorbent organic compound that is used to clean up oil, gas, diesel fuel, solvents, paints, glycol and organic chemical spills. Peat is partially fossilized plant matter (mostly hemicelluloses, cellulose, and lignin) that is formed in poorly oxygenated wetlands where the rate of accumulation of plant matter is greater than that of decomposition. Peat is a highly porous material with a porosity of approximately 95% and a large specific surface area, which gives it a greater absorption capacity than other common absorbents.
SPHAG SORB is a Cost saving, Versatile, Effective, Easy to use, and Environmentally responsible absorbent
Additional savings are also realized in the reduced labor and time required because of the fast absorbing characteristics of SPHAG SORB.
SPHAG SORB is an absorbent material with a unique versatility superior to any of the traditional absorbents available on the market today. A single absorbent material capable of absorbing almost every type of liquid from any type of land surface, and effectively removing hydrocarbons from a water surface as well. Being a natural and organic absorbent also provides a wider variety of options for disposal. SPHAG SORB is packaged in a variety of bags, containers, pads, socks and spill kits which simplifies preparedness for spill responses. This versatility translates into a simple, safe and complete readiness for reaction to spills with one inventory item.
The price of the absorbent, the weight of the absorbent, and the amount of liquid that can be absorbed per pound all determine the value of the absorbent. An absorbents price is part of the equation but often not the most costly part. The volume of waste generated; the shipping costs and disposal costs are all a significant portion of the total clean up cost. SPHAG SORB addresses all of these contributing expenses as it will typically absorb 4 times its own weight and generate much lower volumes of waste than competitive products. By using SPHAG SORB, the cost associated with spill cleanups is cut three ways:
- Less absorbent is required.
- Lower weight and volume saves on shipping.
- The cost of disposal is reduced because of lower volume.
SPHAG SORB is produced to specific standards that achieve the highest absorption of liquids while generating the least amount of waste. SPHAG SORB is natural, organic, non-toxic, non-leaching, safe and easy to use. The fibrous structure of our product and the fact that the capillaries contain air and moisture reduces the tendency for soil compaction. This allows air, water and heat to penetrate into the ground speeding up the remediation process. Peat Moss is commonly added to soil as an enhancer in flower and vegetable gardens around the world everyday and is 100% environmentally friendly and a renewable resource.
The staff at EARTH CARE PRODUCTS has a combined 46 years of experience in the environmental industry.
The original mandate for EARTH CARE PRODUCTS was to distribute the SPHAG SORB line of absorbent products in Western Canada. This situation existed, with ever-encouraging success, until May of 1996 when EARTH CARE PRODUCTS was appointed as the sole manufacturer of SPHAG SORB products, and expanded it’s marketing to include all of Canada.
Effective September 1, 1998, with the development of the Canadian distribution program, EARTH CARE PRODUCTS was awarded the appointment of the International marketplace to expand on the existing distributor network.
January 1, 2000, EARTH CARE PRODUCTS, acquired sole ownership of SPHAG SORB, operating under the names: “SPHAG SORB SALES” in the United Sates, and “EARTH CARE PRODUCTS” in Canada and Internationally.
It was immediately apparent that the only way to successfully market the SPHAG SORB product line was to establish agreements with distributors dedicated to the quality of SPHAG SORB. With the assignment of strategically placed Distributors Internationally and throughout United States and Canada, customers are able to gain access to all SPHAG SORB products more efficiently.
Spill Concerns & Speed of clean up
SPHAG SORB absorbs and encapsulates on contact, so the availability of SPHAG SORB on site can reduce the impact of the spill, this decreasing the time and effort required for clean up.
Health and Safety of Employees and Public
SPHAG SORB is 100% natural, organic and non-toxic. SPHAG SORB is also a very effective vapor suppressant.
The quick wicking action and non-leaching characteristics of SPHAG SORB limit the amount of soaking into the affected surface reducing contamination.
Non-abrasive and non-leaching.
Cost of clean up
An immediate response and quick product application will reduce environmental impact and cut expense. SPHAG SORB’S light weight makes it easy to handle, and cuts shipping/disposal costs.
Alberta Environment Involvement
SPHAG SORB meets all the qualifications required for responsible waste management.
Conscientious use of SPHAG SORB denotes a responsible community member concerned for the environment and the health and welfare of its residents.
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