ADsorb-it - by Eco-Tec, Inc.

- Model #EDB24-5 - Contour Ditch Oil Booms


ADsorb-it fabric curtain boom 24' deep by 5' long for quick deployment in small waterways and ditches. It has a 3' flotation boom in head and ballast chain in the bottom to allow it to conform to the shape of the bottom. There is an 11' long 1/4' polypropylene rope encased under the flotation that extends 3' beyond each side for tie downs.


For Small Waterways and Ditches
The Ultimate Tool for Rapid Deployment

In Ditches and Small Waterways:

  • Recover Released Oils
  • Filter Sediments
  • Remove Oil Sheen

The Contour Ditch Boom is designed to hug the bottom, following the uneven contours, in ditches and small waterways where their shape makes it difficult to access and remove oils, oil sheen, and oil-borne contaminants. The flotation rides on the surface of the water, forcing the water to flow through the ADsorb-it Fabric Curtain, trapping the oils, oil sheen, and oil-borne contaminants in the fabric matrix.

The Contour Ditch Boom has a chain ballast permanently attached in a chain gallery in the lower extreme of the 24 inch tall, 5 foot wide single-ply ADsorb-it Fabric Curtain.

The ADsorb-it Filtration Fabric provides approximately 100 micron filtration, thus the Contour Ditch Boom will act to reduce silt levels in the flowing waters.

The upper portion of the Contour Ditch Boom consists of a boom gallery with a 3 inch polypropylene boom permanently installed for flotation.

An 11 foot polypropylene rope is sewn in directly below the boom gallery, and extends 3 feet beyond each end to allow attachment of the Contour Ditch Boom to stakes or other retaining media.

The Contour Ditch Boom was designed for quick deployment in small waterways and ditches where an oil release has occured or where ongoing oil sheen is an issue.


You can feel confident that the Contour Ditch Boom deployed in an aqueous environment for an extended period of time will not deteriorate from exposure to the sun or the elements.

For Spill Response
Use Boom Covers and ShoreGuard/ DumboSurfers for oil and oil sheen recovery on open waters.

ADsorb-it’s wicking action allows the oils, oil sheen and oil-borne contaminants to be contained in the entire fabric as opposed to only the point of contact. Oil and oil sheen adhere to the ADsorb-it fibers and are not displaced by water.

For Shoreline Protection
Adsorb-it conforms easily to uneven surfaces such as shorelines, streambeds and rock formations or may be configured into a barrier fence as used by BP for the Gulf Oil Spill.

ADsorb-it inhibits oils and oil-borne contaminants in water from impacting the land, and contaminants on land from impacting the water. Equally effective wet or dry, in salt or fresh water. The oil displaces the water in the fabric.

For Oil Recovery
Allows the recovery of adsorbed oils and oil-borne contaminants.

Oil may be recovered from the filtration fabric by physical means (wringing, pressing, centrifuge, etc.) after which you may reuse it with little reduction in its efficacy.

For Ditch or Pond Liners
Excellent liner for drainage ditches or retention ponds where oil pollution is a problem.

Oils are held in the filter fabric matrix and allowed to degrade naturally. ADsorb-it inhibits oil and oil-borne contaminant pollution on water from spreading to the surrounding soil or perking from the soil to the water.

For Pumping Underground Vaults
Our Vault Maintenance System (VMS) allows you to pump water from underground vaults directly into the environment.

A staged filtration system in an easy-to-use sock configuration that filters TSS and Oil & Grease to below regulatory guidelines.

 For Stormwater Filtration
Filter oil and oil-borne contaminants, control bacterial proliferation in ditches and piping, retention ponds, sumps, and catch basins.

ADsorb-it products are available for use in catch basins, approved by the Dept of Ecology, and much easier to install than other available catch basin inserts. We have Antimicrobial products available to control bacteria in stagnant or low-flow conditions.

For Oil Water Separators
Use as a filter media before the final discharge to eliminate oil sheen.

The US Navy uses ADsorb-it on the shoreline beneath their oil/water separator outfall to prevent any oil or oil sheen from impacting the water.

For Wastewater Filtration – FOG
Use in interceptors and grease traps or use to filter industrial mop water.

Highly effective in the removal of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) when used for filtration — virtually eliminating system blockages due to grease buildup. Excellent for the removal of oil and oil-borne contaminants from any wastewater stream.

As A Sorbent
“ADsorbs” up to twenty times its weight in oils!

Outperforms typical polypropylene products (the industry standard) and allows the free flow of water while retaining the oils and oil-borne contaminants in the fabric matrix.

As A Fuel Source
As opposed to land fill disposal, ADsorb-it can be incinerated for its fuel value.

ADsorb-it has a higher BTU/lb rating than coal and is incinerable to less than 1% residual ash.

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