Sphag Sorb is a super absorbent, organic compound (peat) 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. It has a remarkable ability to absorb and encapsulate oils, solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and all other organic chemicals.
Sphag Sorb is produced to specific standards that achieve the highest absorption of liquids while generating the least amount of waste. It is natural, organic, non-toxic, non-leaching, safe and easy to use. The fibrous structure of the 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 thus speeding up the remediation process.
Earth Care Products adds a microbe formulation (Part #SS-2ME) that contains several types of microorganisms that can degrade aliphatic and Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon chemicals. It contains microflora that survive on hydrocarbon waste substances, utilizing it as a source of carbon. These safe, non-pathogenic microbes produce a broad spectrum of enzyme systems. This concentrated microbial formulation merely assists Mother Nature’s indigenous microbes by adding massive amounts of specific bacterial-enzymes to hasten the remediation process.