Biosorb

The highest performing organic granular absorbent on the market.

Environmentally Friendly.   Annually Renewable.   Biodegradable.

Biosorb is a low cost solution for restoring contaminated sites and a more efficient method of cleaning up of land, water, or hard surface spills.

Biosorb Features

Non-Toxic – No adverse effect on environment

All Natural – Annual renewable resource - 100% Biodegradeable

Ultra-Absorbent – Up to 6+ times its weight. Extremely low leaching

Enhances Bioremediation – of petroleum hydrocarbons (indigenous microbes)

Lower Disposable Cost – Landfill may accept (disposal subject to federal and local regulations); incineration yields very low ash content (less than 2%)

High BTU Rating – 7500 BTU

Not Soluble in Water – Floats for long periods for easy recovery of spills on water and useful for filtering liquid contaminants in water

Weight/Bulk Density – 6-7 lbs per cubic foot

Particle Size – Standard Bin 3= minus 1/8'

Color – Light Brown

Packaging – 2 or 3 cubic foot paper bags

BioSorb Bag

Types of Spills

Spread Kengro Biosorb sparingly on the spill until oil is absorbed.

In windy conditions, spread upwind and more across the spill downwind at a height no more than 6 inches from surface.

Sweep up, place in suitable container and dispose of according to regulations.

Kengro Biosorb meets or exceeds EPA requirements Fed.Req./Vol 57, No. 223, c/o CFR Parts 260, 265, 271.

Meets or exceeds Coast Guards requirements for usage of natural absorbent.

Due to variety of liquid and chemicals involved in spills, the manufacturer cannot recommend disposal procedures.

Kengro Biosorb can be incinerated or land farmed in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

Kengro Biosorb is hydrophobic and will remain afloat for long periods of time, allowing for easy removal.

When required, set containment booms downstream on along the outer perimeter of spill.

Spread Kengro Biosorb manually or mechanically upwind, upstream from spill. Recover using screened forks, skimming or vacuum devices.

Where allowed by law, Kengro Biosorb will biodegradate hydrocarbons on water.

Due to variety of liquid and chemicals involved in spills, the manufacturer cannot recommend disposal procedures.

Kengro Biosorb can be incinerated on land farmed in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

Kengro Biosorb meets or exceeds EPA requirements Fed.Req./Vol 57, No. 223, c/o CFR Parts 260, 265, 271.

Meets or exceeds Coast Guards requirements for usage of natural absorbent.

A Guide to In Situ and On Site Bioremediation For Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils

These guidelines are designed to enhance and dramatically reduce the time necessary for destruction of the hydrocarbon contaminants by bioremediation.

If in doubt, consult with your distributor or manufactures representative.

 

Recommended steps:

  1. For best results, the soil should be no thicker than 18 inches, and all soil aggregates should be broken up if possible.
  2. Apply Kengro Biosorb approximately 1 to 3% by weight. Try to maintain 15% moisture or approximately 70% water retention.
  3. Incorporate and till and water as needed (apply 13-13-13 fertilizer at a rate of 5 lbs per 100 sq. ft.)

 

Example site:

Estimated site at 50’ X 160’ (8000 sq. ft.) would be 1/5 acre – contamination at least 12″ deep with 170 barrels crude oil X 42 gallons per barrel = 7140 gallons (approximately 1 gallon / surface sq. ft.)

2″ depth Kengro Biosorb = approximately 1 lb. kenaf to gallon of oil (1/6 of cu. ft. of Kengro Biosorb @ 5-6 lbs per cu. ft. – weight of Kengro Biosorb)

Assume soil sample 30 lbs /cu. ft. – 3% rate = 1 lb Kengro Biosorb/ cu. ft.

(soil density) 1.5% rate = _ lb kenaf / cu. ft.

 

2″ application of Kengro Biosorb – 1 bag will cover 20 sq. ft.

1″ application of Kengro Biosorb – 1 bag will cover 40 sq. ft.

 

Carefully till the soil pile with a small garden tractor, rototiller, or other suitable tool. Be sure to break up all large pieces of soil in order to aerate the soil (to provide oxygen) and thoroughly mix the Kengro Biosorb and fertilizer.

Moisten the soil pile by spraying water as for a garden (about 15 % moisture); be careful that soils are not saturated or flooded by the spraying, because run off may occur.

Once a month, at a minimum, the soil pile should be checked to be sure that cultivating the soil to introduce fresh oxygen and spraying water is not needed. New fertilizer should be added monthly to enhance microbial activity.

During more temperate times of the year (late spring, summer, and early fall), soil samples may be collected and analyzed to establish whether remediation is complete. Soil samples must be collected such that the entire pile has been characterized, and mixed together to form a composite. Bioremediation of the soils slows down during the winter months. During this time of year, existing projects should maintain their established schedule of tilling, fertilizing, and watering. These steps of action described above are a generalized approach to biological remediation.

Chemicals Absorbed by Biosorb

 

• Acetone
• Ammonia
• Benzene
• Butanol
• 2-Butanone
• Bromoform
• Carbon Disulfide
• Carbon Tetrachloride
• Chloroform
• Chloromethane
• Clorobenzene
• Cutting Oils
• Dichlorobenzene
• Diesel Fuels
• Ethanol
• Ethylbenzene
• Ethylene Glycol
• Gasoline
• Glycerine
• Hexane
• Hexachlorobenzene
• Isoprene
• Jet Fuel
• Kerosene
• Methanol
• Methylene Chloride
• Methylphenol
• Motor Oil
• Naphthalene
• Nitrobenzene
• Pentane
• Phenol
• Propanol
• Styrene
• Tetrachloroethane
• Tetrachlorethylene
• Toluene
• Trichloroethylene
• Vinyl Acetate
• Vinyl Chloride

FAQs

Lbs of Absorbent to absorb 1 Gal T-102 Light Crude

Absorbants Amount/lbs Cost/$
Kengro Biosorb 1.03 1.89
Clay 15.86 2.18
Sphagsorb 1.6 2.2
Corn Cob 8 1.4
Absorbent W 1.79 3.12
Oil Gator/Enretech 2.38 1.98

This depends on environmental conditions. The product will encapsulate the hydrocarbon until conditions are conducive for micorbial activity. Warm temperature with adequate soil moisture and soil nutrients will enhance rapid bioremediation. See Needville, TX tank battery research.

Product PropertiesKengro BiosorbClayCorn Cob Absorbent W Sphagsorb Oil Gator
Biodegradable
Bioremedial
Non-Abrasive
Non-Leaching
Vapor Suppression
Non-Carinogenic
Repels Water
Annual Renewable Resource

None of the microbes are pathogenic to humans.