Geotextile Oil absorbent pads
Our oil absorbent pads are manufactured from a patented, lightweight,
absorbent textile developed from “recycled polymeric fiber
These textile “pads” have superior oil adsorption
properties, provide high flow rates, and begin absorbing contaminants
immediately on contact.
How does it
manufacturing, recycled polymer fibers are converted into a
lightweight, fibrous blanket having enormous surface area and
microscopic interstitial spaces. The fibers are lipophilic in other
words they have a selective affinity for hydrocarbons such as fuel
residues, oils and other petroleum products.
When used as a filter medium, water passes freely
through the blanket, while adsorption of targeted hydrocarbons begins
on contact. The woven pads can adsorb up to 10 times their own weight
in oils, greases and other toxic chemicals. Importantly, hydrocarbons
adhere to the woven material even through extended dry periods and are
not displaced by subsequent storm events.
Is the Woven
The woven textile material used in the absorbent pads meets the
definition of a sorbent as specified in Title 40 of the CFR, sect.
300.5 and 300.915(g) and is not required to be listed on the NCP
product schedule. Independent testing has confirmed, new material does
not leach harmful substances into the environment and when incinerated
produces minimal ash.
The woven material is also recognized and approved by the US Army Corp
do you dispose of used pads?
Dispose of used pads in accordance with federal, state and local
with motor oil indicate that 85 to 90% of adsorbed liquid can be
mechanically reclaimed and the media pad recycled with little loss of
Captured by the Woven Geotextile Pad
» Adsorption of motor oil, diesel, fuel residues
» Removal of carcinogenic PAH contaminants including:
- Benzo(a) anthracene
- Benzo(b) fluoranthene
- Benzo(a) pyrene
» Adsorbs animal and vegetable oils