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Absorbent Comparison Chart
 
Amount of Product to Absorb
1 Gallon 10/30 W Motor Oil
 
Oil Sponge* 1.6 lbs (725 GMS)
Corn Cob 8 lbs (3.6 KG)
Clay 13 lbs (5.9 KG)
Recycled Pulp 1.5 lbs (680 GMS)
Peat Moss 1.6 lbs (725 GMS)
Polypropylene 1.5 lbs (680 GMS)
 
Product
Properties
Oil Sponge
Clay
Corn
Cob
Recycled
Pulp
Poly
Peat
Moss
Biodegradable
X
-
X
X
X
X
Bioremedial*
-
-
-
-
-
-
Non-Abrasive
X
-
-
X
X
X
Non-Leaching
X
-
-
X
-
X
Vapor Suppression
X
-
-
-
-
X
Non-Carcinogenic
X
-
X
X
X
X
Repels Water
X
-
-
-
-
X
Renewable Resource
X
-
X
X
X
-
 
*Contains Hydrocarbon (Oil, Gas, Grease) Eating Microbes
 
"Oil Sponge"
Absorbency Tests
 

The following tests were performed by Mr.Andrew Alles, R & D and Safety Director, J.V. Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of the Spilfyter Product Line. The object of the test was to determine if a 1.5 cu.ft. (30lb) bag of Oil Sponge, Remedial, would absorb at least 18 gallons of 40w SAE Oil.

*In the lab, Mr Alles measured and weighed 10ml of 40W SAE Oil. The 10ml of Oil weighed 8.56 grams, or 0.856 grams per 10ml.

1) 18 gallons of Oil millilitres is (18 gal).(3.785l/gal)(1000mi/l)=68,130 ml

2) 18 gallons of 40w SAE Oil, weight in grams
(68,130ml)(0.856g/ml)=58,319.28 grams

*Mr Alles tested the absorbency ability of "Oil Sponge" Remedial using ASTM standards. The results indicate this product will absorb 6.61 to 7.31 times its own weight in 40W SAE Oil.

3) 1.5 cu.ft. bag of "Oil Sponge" weighs 30lbs.
30 lbs. of "Ross Eliminator" in grams is( 30lbs)(453.592g/lb)=13,607.76g

4) Amount of 40W SAE Oil absorbed (6.61x)
(6.61)(13,607.76g)=89,947.29g

5) Amount of 40W SAE Oil absorbed (7.31x)
(7.31)(13,607.76g)=99,472.73g

*Since 89,947.29g and 99,472.73g is greater than 58,319.28g of 40W SAE Oil, a 30 lb. Bag of "Ross Eliminator" Remedial ,could absorb 18 gallons or more of 40W SAE Oil.

*Other results indicated the following absorbency amounts of "Ross Eliminator" Remedial for these petroleum products:

 
Test 1
Test 2
Kerosene 8.24
8.16 Times its own weight
     
Fuel Oil 7.49
7.47 Times its own weight
     
Waste Oil 4.90
5.62 Times its own weight
 
Conclusion: The tested products absorbed the selected liquids according to Manufacturers claims.