EcoMend | The Eco-Friendly Oil Absorbent

EcoMend FAQs


What is EcoMend

EcoMend is a state of the art oil and hydrocarbon absorbent material made from a high grade sphagnum peat moss.

How does EcoMend work?

Peat moss in it’s original state is made up of small capillaries whose cells are full of water. The peat undergoes a proprietary drying process, where the water is removed from these cells, causing the peat to become “activated”.

Once “activated”, the peat has a high capacity to absorb hydrocarbons into the voided cells, which once contained water. EcoMend’s wicking and sponging action draws the hydrocarbon into the cells and encapsulates the oil. The encapsulation of the hydrocarbon takes place almost immediately on contact.

What does EcoMend absorb?

EcoMend has the ability to effectively absorb and encapsulate all petroleum-based products.

Alcohols & Ethers

  • Butonol
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl Ether
  • Ethylene Glycol
  • Isobutanol
  • Isopropanol
  • Methanol
  • Propanol


  • Benzene
  • Tolurene
  • Xylene
  • Phenol

Carbonyl Compounds

  • Acetone

Chlorinated Solvents

  • Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Chloroform
  • Dichlormethane


  • Cyclohexane
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Gasoline
  • Heptane
  • Hexane
  • Hexene (97%)
  • Motor Oils
  • Parafin Oil
  • Pentane
  • Varsol
  • Kerosene
  • Jet Fuel
  • Petroleum Ether
  • Bunker C


  • Acetonitrile
  • Carbon Disulfide
  • Cutting Oils
  • Silicone Oil (100cs)
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Scintillation Liquid
  • Isocyanate
  • Oil Based Paints and Resins
How to use EcoMend?
How should EcoMend be disposed of?

There are numerous ways to dispose of EcoMend such as:

  • Landfills (Sanitary and Hazardous Landfills). Depending on local and state regulations, EcoMend has the ability to be disposed of in your everyday trash.
  • Bioremediation.
  • Landfarming.
  • Incineration.

More details described under “Disposal“. 

Please be aware of all Federal, State, and local laws that regulate the governing of the landfills and what may be disposed into them. 

Is EcoMend toxic?

EcoMend is an all-natural product that is considered non-toxic and non-carcinogenic to both humans and animals.

Is EcoMend flammable?

When ignited, by itself EcoMend only smolders, however if the liquid that is absorbed is flammable (such as gasoline) then the entire substance will be flammable.

Has EcoMend been tested?

EcoMend has been tested and it meets and exceeds EPA, OSHA & ANSI guidelines. EcoMend has also passed the TLCP & PFT tests.

How does EcoMend enhance the bio-degradation of the hydrocarbons and petro-chemicals?

EcoMend encapsulates the hydrocarbons and entraps then into its cellular structure. After the hydrocarbon is encapsulated the action of naturally occurring microorganisms enhances the natural breakdown of the hydrocarbons. The microbial activity will break the hydrocarbons down into carbon dioxide and water. This breakdown occurs within a period of three months to a year, depending on variables such as sunlight, oxygen, temperatures, etc.