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Oil Absorbent Granules and Absorbent Material

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Due to their hydrophobic design, DENSORB® oil absorbent granules and absorbent materials are particularly effective at absorbing oil, or hydrocarbon-based liquids, while repelling water. This property is particularly important for oil spills and their containment on water. Formats such as rolls, mats, socks, cushions or complete emergency spill kits are available. As it's important to have enough absorbent materials in stock, DENIOS offers refill sets for all oil spill kits. The options Economy Single, Economy Double, Economy Triple and Premium Triple absorbency cover the full range of spill response requirements.

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Oil absorbent granules and absorbent materials from DENIOS

Oil absorbent materials – practical aids

Whenever oil leaks, extra care is needed, especially outdoors. Just one drop of oil can contaminate up to 600 litres of water. The same applies to use in the factory hall. Here, too, a mishap can happen quickly: liquids can leak out during machine maintenance, or a pipe can leak. In the working environment, special care must be taken if machine oil or other lubricant leaks, especially with regard to the safety of employees. Oil absorbent granules and absorbent materials are part of good hazard prevention in the workplace

For industrial applications: absorbent mats

Absorbent mats are usually more suitable than granules for applications in industrial environments. They are made of polypropylene and can absorb and bind many times their own weight in liquid. Therefore, the disposal costs after the absorption of a pollutant are also much lower than for granules. Both weight and the volume to be disposed of are significantly smaller. Absorbent mats are efficient and easy to handle. Our DENSORB® range includes DENSORB® Oil, an absorbent mat optimised for mineral oils. Besides efficiency, cost-effectiveness is a significant factor. We offer DENSORB® in packs perfectly adapted to the task: on rolls, as mats, socks, cushions or as oil barriers for use on water. Granules also deserve a mention, proving their worth outdoors on traffic areas and roads, even in rainy and wet conditions.

How are oil absorbent materials used?

Immediate absorption of small and large leaks not only reduces the risk of slips in the workshop, but also prevents ugly stains from spreading into office spaces. Practical: oil absorbent granules and absorbent materials do not take in any water - so you really only have to pay for the disposal of the actual hazardous material. The application can vary depending on the materials used. DENSORB® absorbent mats can, for example, be laid on surfaces that are continuously contaminated with oils, for example under machines. When maintenance work is due, work surfaces can also be lined with DENSORB® absorbent materials as a precaution. If oil has already leaked, DENSORB® socks can be used to contain it while absorbing the leaked material with more mats or cushions. When the material is completely absorbed, dispose of the absorbent mats depending on the substance taken up.

Oil absorbent materials for water

Oil has a lower density than water and is also lighter. This means that it does not mix with water and floats on the surface. Oil absorbent granules and absorbent materials for water must therefore have similar properties in order to bind or contain the oil film on the water surface. There are several ways to do this:

  • Floating granules
  • Oil sweeps
  • Absorbent mats
  • Oil dice
  • Oil skimmers
  • Oil skimmers Absorbent oil barriers

Oil sweeps and absorbent mats remove oil films, for example motor oils, diesel, heating oils or vegetable oils, from the surface of water. They are variable in length and still float, even when saturated. Oil dice are designed for continuous use in water, even at high flow speeds. They are added directly to the contamination and absorb it. Oil skimmers are bag-shaped and can be lowered directly into drains, pipes or manholes on a pull rope. Oil barriers contain contamination over a large area, thus preventing further spreading and at the same time absorbing the oil floating on the surface of the water.

Further guidance on absorbents and spill kits

Download our pdf guide to absorbents and emergency spill response. Find more details on which absorbents are best for each type of leak or spill. See the full range of protective equipment, spill response kits and absorbents for oil, chemical or universal spills.

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