EcoMend | Environmentally Conscious Bioremediation
EcoMend is a state-of-the-art oil and hydrocarbon absorbent manufactured from high-grade Sphagnum Peat Moss.
Extremely lightweight and easy to handle, EoMend offers extraordinary absorbency – absorbing oil at a rate of approximately one pound of product per gallon absorbed.
Using a ‘wicking’ action, best described as a magnetic-like attraction, EcoMend pulls or draws oil or hydrocarbon spills into empty cells until no void areas remain.
With EcoMend, results are faster, and more efficient remediation is achieved, compared with other methods. And, this environmentally friendly approach achieves dramatic results in a relatively short period of time.
Another major benefit of bio-remediation with EcoMends is transformation, not transportation. Not only is the cost of transformation lower, it requires little or no specialized equipment.
|EcoMend vs Clay||
|Material Handling||Lightweight and easy to handle||Heavy and bulky|
|Absorbancy||Superior absorbency - 1lb. picks up 1 gallon of waste||Adsorbent rate significantly less than the competition|
|Oil||Encapsulates and wicks oil||Oil adheres to outside of clay, can cause leaching|
|Usage||EcoMend is effective on both on land and in water||Can only be used on land|
|Biodegradability||Bio-degrades over time||Non-biodegradable|
|Vapor Supression||Vapor Suppression||N/A|
|Incineration||Incineration rate less than 2% ash residue||Incineration rate leaves 98% ash residue|
|Abrasion||Low abrasion - hardness less than 1||Higher abrasion factor of 7|
|Toxicity||100% organic and non-toxic||Contains silica - a known carcinogen|
|Oil Spill Clean Up||
|Materials Required, Weight||3.5 bags = 55 lbs.||19.25 bags = 770 lbs.|
|Cost of Materials||3.5 bags = $126||19.25 bags + $193|
|55 Gallon Drum Usage||3.5 bags fill 1.2 55-gallon drums||19.25 bags fill 5 55-gallon drums|
|Drums to Burn||1.2 drums cost $114 to burn||5 drums cost $2,500 to burn|
|Total Remediation Cost||$240||$2,693|
The bioremediation services offered by EcoMend are a combination of Biorestoration, Biostimulation, and Bioaugmentation.
Bio-remediation is the act of using natural life (bio) to break down and remediate a contaminated site, surface, or object. Restoring a surface or object to a condition that is no longer hazardous to the environment, is the prime objective of this process.
Using microorganisms and special enhancement solutions to break down hydrocarbon pollutants is the newest and most successful technology being utilized in this process. While there are many different methods accepted, bio-degradation is the preferred system in most cases.
The related system can be categorized as follows:
The degrading or chemical breakdown of a substance or compound that's using living microorganisms.
The restoring of an object or site to a biologically suitable condition similar to its original state by the utilization of natural microorganisms. Nature in itself acts as a built in check and balance system. Within time (years), nature will usually create a defensive mechanism (microbial) to re-establish a natural balance.
The act of physically manipulating a contaminated site to enhance the growth of existing or added microorganisms. Nature in time will populate an area with microorganisms to start a natural remediation process. This process is drastically enhanced during properly engineered bio stimulation.
This is the utilization of specific living forms to enhance or augment the natural processes taking place.