Absorbent W Products
Absorbent W Product Description PDF
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Absorbent W  particulate is designed to contain and control hydrocarbons (oil-based liquids) while repelling water.  Absorbent W is made from wood pulp reclaimed from the manufacturing of paper products.  Manufactured through a patented process, it absorbs oil immediately on contact while repelling water; it even floats when saturated.  The hydrocarbons are absorbed into the cellulose fibers, preventing leaching in and draining commonly associated with polypropylene sorbents.  The performance attributes of Absorbent W particulate make it ideal for clean up of oil-based liquids in the presence of water.

Competitive advantages of Absorbent W over polypropylene and clay absorbents:
Absorbs liquids within fibers vs. absorbing liquids on fibers exterior only
Absorbs immediately on contact, faster than polypropylene and clay
Absorbs up to 2-3 times more volume than polypropylene absorbents
Retains the liquid absorbed; prevents leaching and draining of sorbed liquids
Absorbs all hydrocarbons while repelling water
Absorbs up to 7 times more volume than clay sorbents
Floats, even when  fully saturated, for easy retrieval
One 50-quart bag of Absorbent W is equivalent to one 50 pound bag of clay in volume of liquid absorbed
Filter medium; alternative to carbon, sand and earth
No free silica—prevents health problems (silicosis) associated with clay and diatomaceous earth
Non-abrasive to machinery
Works in all temperatures, sub-freezing to hot
100% organic—environmentally friendly
Increases options for disposal
Landfill—won’t leach/drain even under compression, eliminates free liquid problems
Incinerable at low temperatures (industrial boilers, etc.)
Bioremediation—will break down to natural organic elements with use of microbial enzyme action
Environmentally responsible from origin to disposal
The environmentally alternative to polypropylene

Absorbent W   booms absorb hydrocarbons while floating and repelling water.  Made from reclaimed wood pulp, Absorbent W booms absorb oil immediately on contact.  The absorbed liquid is drawn into the cellulose fibers through capillary action and locked into the boom.  This process prevents leaching and draining which is a common problem with polypropylene booms.  The performance attributes of Absorbent W booms makes them ideal for spill response applications.