Peat sorbent agent
Applied for oil-spill cleanup, as well as water surface treatment from hydrocarbon film layers;
Clear up from specific odors on pig-breeding farms, poultry factories and animal production units;
By changing the product formula, it could be used in disposal sites.
Peat sorbent - based on top low-level decomposed peat (5-10%), modified for hydrophobization. Peat sorbent is petroleum hydrocarbon enriched to marginal amount, being dissolved in the volume itself, and, if required, skimmed from the water and/or solid surface. Produced substance is not active. Environmentally harmful substances are isolated. It can be used on water surface as silt layer and/ or on a solid surface at contact of fertile soil layer with contaminated subsoil.
Peat sorbent is environmentally-friendly. Natural pear formation is used in its production. This sorbent has significant oil capacity (6-10gr of oil to gr. of sorbent), hydrophobic properties, unlimited period of oil preservation in sorbent, buoyancy (not less than 30 days). Peat structure is not disturbed during peat production. As no chemical additives are used, this product is environmentally-friendly. If it should be necessary, the used sorbent is utilized (this sorbent is mixed with different chemical wastes). Utilized sorbent could be used in road construction, as well as in the production of fuel bricks.
Significant oil capacity (6-10gr of oil to gr.) and hydrophobic properties, environmentally-friendly.
The advantage of peat sorbent production is the fact that local peat resources could be used, for example, the peat resources in Siberia located in areas of oil recovery are significantly economically-viable.
Other natural organic sorbents (activated carbon, straw and reed chaff, wood shavings, buckwheat and sunflower husks, “Ecosorb”, “Sokerol”, “Fezhel”, “Naftolaks”) - have low oil capacity (0.5-2.7 gr. oil/gr.) and hydrophobic properties. The disadvantage of hydrocarbon sorbents- high cost. The disadvantages of applying sorbents (polystyrene foam plastics, rubber granules, carbamide-formaldehyde resin, foam, sintepon, polypropylne, polyethylene terephthalate, “Megasorb A”, “Unisorb”, “KFP-sorbent”, “Unipolymer M”, “Sorbent M-1”, Oilsorb” and others) are environmentally harmful and require complicated utilization.