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Smart Sponge®

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

Oleophilic 

Chemically selective towards hydrocarbons

Hydrophobic

Will not absorb water

High Porosity 

Contaminant molecules diffuse and absorb into the voids until the matrix is saturated

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Total Absorption

Smart Sponge® absorbs 1 to 3 times its weight in hydrocarbons prior to replacement

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RELIABLE

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”

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RECYCABLE

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.

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ALLPURPOSE

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

Smart Sponge®

Products

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Ultra-Urban Filter (DI)

Ultra-Urban Filter (CO)

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Smart Vault

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Smart Drum

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Eva

Bilge Skimmer

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Line Skimmer

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Passive Skimmer

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Smart Sponge®

Products