Ecosorb International manufactures spill control products, industrial absorbents, sludge stabilization, and environmental remediation absorbents from recycled cellulose. The lightweight and highly absorbent K-Sorb product line is used for oil spill cleanup, sludge stabilization, and liquid waste solidification prior to transportation and disposal.

Company details

12315 Robin Blvd. , Houston , TX 77045 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Oil Spills
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

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The mission of Ecosorb is simple; help reduce your liabilities while leveraging more of your assets, ultimately saving you money by simply using a superior product. Compare our cellulose absorbents to any clay, starch, cat litter, or star polymer based alternative and see why we are dusting the competition in all areas. Our lightweight absorbents are a superior quality when compared with those listed and any other animal, vegetable, mineral, petroleum, and chemical liquid. Its picks up liquids, oils and a variety of other substances on ground AND on water. Our biodegradable products attach to the unwanted material and has the ability to pick up to 13 times is weight. They are also flame resistant and safer for your health than other advertised brands.

We are dedicated to providing high quality products that not only serve the environment, but have a positive impact on our customers' bottom line as well. Ecosorb offers several lines of ultra absorbent industrial solutions. K-Sorb and EcoFiber products share a main goal of saving you time and money as well as priding themselves on listening to the environmental concerns of those who prefer Greener products.

Ecosorb International has been in business manufacturing recycled cellulose absorbent products for over a decade. Ecosorb is dedicated to providing high quality products that not only serve the environment, but have a positive impact on our customers' bottom line as well. In most instances, environmentally correct measures COST companies money to implement. However, the K-Sorb product line of absorbents actually SAVES companies money. This is due to the amazing absorbency of K-Sorb products. Depending on the product and application, K-Sorb can absorb up to 13 times its weight. Clay only absorbs 1.0 times its weight and fly ash only 1.4 times its weight. This means it would require 13 times more clay or 9 times more fly ash to accomplish the same results as K-Sorb Fiber. This saves companies money in the following areas: absorbent costs, shipping costs, manpower, and transportation and disposal costs (less waste exists because less absorbent is added).

The environment, however, is rewarded the most when K Sorb absorbents are used. K Sorb is manufactured from recycled cellulose (post-consumer paper that otherwise would fill up our already overcrowding landfills). Furthermore, less K-Sorb is required to absorb waste meaning there is much less waste to be disposed.

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Saftey
The Ecosorb product line is non-carcinogenic, nontoxic, and contains no furans or dioxins. Unlike clay, it contains no silica dust, which not only causes silicosis, a form of cancer, but is abrasive and can damage expensive machinery. Further, clay becomes slick when saturated with oils, causing problems for folklifts and pedestrians in the traffic areas, wheres K-Sorb does not.

Key Benefits to Choosing Ecosorb International Products

  • Instantly Absorbs Spills of All Types
  • Leaves affected area clean and dry and void of debris
  • Save money by reducing Labor, Downtime and Disposal
  • Quick Clean up
  • Waste Minimization
  • Disposal Options
  • Safe (read more below)
  • Environmentally Friendly (read more below)
  • More absorbent than Clay and other common absorbents

Quick Cleanup
K-Sorb's high capacity wicking action instantly attracts liquids - locking them into its hollow cellulose fibers allowing for quick cleanup before spills spread. K-Sorb's superior absorptive capacity means less absorbent is transported to the spill and site and less waste is removed for disposal, thereby effectively reducing manpower and material handling requirements.

Disposal Options
K-Sorb® absorbents are made from recycled cellulose fibers, have between 8,400 and and 9,800 btu/lb., and burn to less than 3% ash, making them ideal for incineration. Not only does this allow for traditional incineration and reduce the demand on a limited amount of landfll space, but it increases disposal options to include fuel blending facilities such as cement kilns and fossil fuel plants, which could use hydrocarbon saturated K-Sorb as an alternative fuel source in their manufacturing process. K-Sorb locks liquids into its hollow fibers allowing it to pass EPA Paint Filter Test Method 9095 and TCLP leachate standards required for landfill disposal. Because K-Sorb's natural organic elements can be broken down when microbial enzymes are added, bioremediation also becomes a disposal option. Polypropylene has restrictions on its incineration and is known to leach, while mineral sorbents (clay, diatomaceous earth, and vermiculite) do not burn and are also prone to leaching problems, often limiting their disposal to more costly means.

Spill Control
On land or on water, K-Sorb® is the answer for spill control and cleanup. The K-Sorb Universal line absorbs hydrocarbon, chemical, and aqueous liquids alike. It outperforms clay, corn cob, diatomaceous earth, and vermiculite absorbents. Greater absorbency results in reduced absorbent requirement, manpower, and waste generated requiring costly disposal. The K-Sorb Hydrophobic line is more economical than polypropylene, peat, and other hydrophobic cellulose absorbents. It is an excellent selection for absorbing spills floating in sumps, pits, and lagoons, or offshore when used as a boom, sock, or pillow filling.

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Sludge Stabilization and Liquid Waste Solidification
K-Sorb® fiber products are ideal for sludge stabilization and liquid waste solidification projects. Lightweight and highly absorbent, K-Sorb passes TCLP and paint filter testing, has a high heat content (over 8,400 Btu/lb), and burns to less than 3% ash. In summary, no other product available can absorb 13 times its weight in free liquid while providing the same level of disposal freedom and envrionmental protection as K-Sorb fiber.

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Oil Filtration
K-Sorb® hydrophobic products can also be used to filter hydrocarbons, chemicals, and grease from contaminated water sources. Simply run the water through a column or drum containing K-Sorb hydrophobic Particulate or K-Sorb Hydrophobic Fiber. The contaminant is absorbed and contained