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TEAL-SORB vs. Oil-dri® Premium Absorbent

Objective:  To compare the absorbency characteristics of the standard formulation TEAL-SORB
(2# BAG) with that of a 50# bag of Oil-Dri® Premium, a clay based absorbent.

Teal-Sorb Products

Test Procedure:  One gallon of 30 weight engine oil poured on concrete. 

RESULTS
  Teal-Sorb® Oil-Dri®

Volume of Fluid absorbed

1 Gallon

1 Gallon

Spill Diameter (approx.)

4 Feet

4 Feet

Product used

2.5 pounds

35 pounds

Flat shovel loads needed to lift absorbed waste to container

 2

 12

Clean up time

6 minutes

15 minutes

Total pounds for disposal

9.75 pounds

42.5 pounds

Conclusion:  TEAL-SORB results in a substantial reduction in product used, clean-up time, and weight left for disposal.

Other TEAL-SORB engineered products:

  • TEAL-SORB EQ Cost effective package size equivalent in capacity to a 40 or 50 pound bag of commodity clay product.
  • TEAL-SORB AQ for highly aqueous spills.
  • TEAL-SORB SR for body fluids or other potentially infectious wastes.
  • TEAL-SORB OR for odorous spills.
  • TEAL-SORB AC for acidic spills.
  • TEAL-SORB BA for Basic or Alkaline spills.
  • TEAL-SORB FR for flammable or combustible spills.
  • TEAL-SORBSlick Stopper for reclamation of petroleum spills on water bodies.
  • INK-DRY Especially formulated super absorbent for today’s range of commercial printing inks.
  • TEALSOCKS available as socks for dam formation in lengths from 4 to 20 feet.
  • TEAL PILLOWS available as Pillows in sizes from 2 sq.ft. to 16 sq.ft.


TEAL-SORB is a unique, engineered mineral alternative to today's spill response technologies. Unlike clay, cellulose, polypropylene, and other agricultural based solutions such as Oil-Dri, TEAL-SORB is designed to bring virtually any liquid into its structure and "lock" it away. With an average weight of 6 pounds per cubic foot, TEAL-SORB is capable of absorbing up to 7 times its own weight in liquid.  The liquid is then captured leaving behind a residue free surface, and a manageable clump of absorbed material.



Spill Clean Up and Disposal

Teal-Sorb Usage Instructions:
TEAL-SORB is best applied to a spill by opening the container on or near the ground next to the spill.  With a stiff bristle brush or broom, push TEAL-SORB into the spill.  Brush back and forth over the spill in a circular motion until the spill is removed.  Should more fluid or residue be present, add more TEAL-SORB to the area and repeat the process.  Absorbed product must then be disposed according to local, state, federal, and international regulations and guidelines.  The application of TEAL-SORB in extreme wind conditions should be avoided due to the lightweight properties of the product.

NOTE ABOUT COMBUSTIBLE & FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS:  When absorbing any flammable or combustible liquid, TEAL-SORB will greatly reduce the vapor trail associated with that liquid.  TEAL-SORB may reduce the ability of the absorbed liquid to ignite or explode but will not prevent it completely.  Use plenty of absorbent on such spills.  After such liquids are absorbed, store in an appropriate container, outside, and with good ventilation.  Add plenty of water to the container to greatly reduce the risk of fire or an explosion.  Should a fire break out after TEAL-SORB has absorbed a flammable liquid, plenty of water may be used to successfully extinguish the flames.  For routine absorption of flammable and combustible liquids, TEAL-SORB FR must be used (Product Patent Pending)!  TEAL-SORB FR has “fire resistant” properties and is much safer to use on combustible & flammable liquid spills.


Compatibility Chart
Fluid
Teal-Sorb
Teal-Sorb SR (Disinfecting Absorbent)
Teal-Sorb FR (Fire Retardant)
Teal-Sorb AC (Acid Neutralizing)
Teal-Sorb BA (Alkaline Neutralizing
Oils
X
       
Greases
X
       
Diesel Fuel
X
 
X
   
Gasoline
X
 
X
   
Racing Fuels
X
 
X
   
Antifreeze and other Glycols
X
       
DowTherm
X
       
Inks & Dyes
X
 
X
   
Solvents
X
       
Pesticides and Herbicides
X
       
Alcohols
X
 
X
   
Aldehydes
X
 
X
   
Acids (except Hydrofluoric Acid)
X
   
X
 
Caustic Soda, Potassium Hydroxide & other strong bases
X
     
X
Aromatic Hydrocarbons i.e.; Benzene, Toluene & Xylene
X
       
Paints
X
       
Blood
X
X
     
Vomit
X
X
     
Urine
X
X
     
Stool
X
X
     
Infectious Waste/Pathogenic Waste
X
X
     
Polymer Monomers
X
 
X
   
Mercury
X
       
Solutions with high metal content
X
       
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
X
       

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