ADsorb-it - by Eco-Tec, Inc.

- Model #MSG5-10 - Shore Guard (Dumbo Surfer) Product for Capturing Oil and Oil Sheen Before It Reaches the Shore


The “Dumbo Surfer” is designed for use in turbulent water and light surf to protect shorelines by capturing and retaining released oils, oil sheen and oil-borne contaminants. Units can be interconnected and towed.


Capture Oil and Oil Sheen Before it Reaches the Shore

Protect Our Shorelines and Beaches from Contamination During an Oil Spill
The Shore Guard, aka “Dumbo Surfer”TM, is designed for use in turbulent water and light surf to protect shorelines by capturing and retaining released oils, oil sheen, and oil-borne contaminants.

For oil releases on open waters or near shorelines, use interconnected sections of the Dumbo SurferTM with watercraft at each end. Use the “U” or “J” formation and slowly tow the interconnected sections through the impacted area.

The Shore guard is constructed with 4 ears that are approximately 5 inches wide surrounding a boom gallery that accommodates a 5″ diameter by 10′ long removable polypropylene boom for floatation.


ShoreGuard Dumbo Surfer installation on Tacoma waterway where oil has been seeping out of the shoreline. Eight units are hooked together to provide excellent collection of the oils, oil sheen, and oil-borne contaminants.

Webbing and snap hooks on each end allow interconnection of multiple units with a 10 inch overlap. Multiple interconnected units can be towed through the water for oil and oil sheen removal.

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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