AbTech Industries’ Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of its product innovation. Smart Sponge’s unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons. Certain variations of the media can reduce bacteria levels (Plus) and remove heavy metals (HM). Products incorporating Smart Sponge technology are non-mechanical, do not require structural changes to stormwater systems and are easily installed and maintained.
AbTech’s Smart Sponge® technology is a proprietary blend of synthetic polymers aimed at removing oil derivatives and hydrocarbons from water.
Smart Sponge® has a very porous structure with hydrophobic and oleophilic characteristics capable of selectively removing hydrocarbons while allowing high flow through rates for water. The Smart Sponge® remains buoyant in calm or agitated water, permitting it to remain in place until fully saturated, to ensure that the product is fully utilized.
In addition, all absorbed oil and hydrocarbon residue is non-leaching; the Smart Sponge® transforms the pollutants into a stable solid allowing for a practical, less expensive, hassle-free handling and disposal. This results in a problem-free, closed-loop solution to water pollution.
WHAT MAKES SMART SPONGE TECHNOLOGY IDEAL IN OIL & GAS WATER APPLICATIONS:
High Flow Rate
Able to pass 80 GPM/ft3
Chemically selective towards hydrocarbons
Will not absorb water
Contaminant molecules diffuse and absorb into the voids until the matrix is saturated
Smart Sponge® absorbs 1 to 3 times its weight in hydrocarbons prior to replacement
Smart Sponge® creates a permanent bond with the hydrocarbon and will not leach or leak
Smart Sponge® has completed TCLP testing finding “no detectable levels of leachable analitics”
Smart Sponge® can be melt down for 90% recovery of used oil and is accepted at Subtitle D Landfills
3 STEPS FOR SUCCESS
Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil from leaching. It is also capable of successfully removing sheen. In addition, the Smart Sponge remains buoyant in calm or agitated water, permitting it to remain in place until fully saturated, resulting in no wasted product.
Once oil is absorbed, the Smart Sponge transforms the pollutants into a stable solid for easy recycling, providing a closed-loop solution. Smart Sponge technology is a cost-effective BMP with low installation and maintenance labor costs. In comparison to other products, the Smart Sponge technology allows for less expensive and less problematic handling and disposal of the waste product designed not to deteriorate in water, allowing for a longer product life.
The Smart Sponge technology is deployed in products that offer customized solutions for stormwater pollution prevention, oil spill response, process water filtration and other industrial applications to meet specific environmental needs. AbTech Industries offers an extensive product line that is upgradeable to meet evolving community needs and regulatory requirements.
Base Polymer is 18,000 BTU, 320 LBS
Able to produce 1 megawatt of power which would power 140 homes for 1 hour
Can be reused as fuel in waste-to-energy facilities or cement kilns