Frequently Asked Questions
Zorbent® has been found the fastest acting general absorbent. This is due to the larger surface area available to the liquid for absorption.
You can reuse Zorbent® on multiple spills until it is fully saturated.
Up to 1 gallon of liquid, depending on the viscosity.
Up to 6 gallons of liquid, depending on the viscosity. (Replaces 90 lbs of clay!)
Zorbent® can be used on all spills and will absorb all liquids except hydrofluoric acid.
Zorbent® is EPA certified, and is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-irritating, and does not contain any ingredients known to cause health or respiratory issues when used properly. The use of masks is always recommended for prolonged use of Zorbent® or any other absorbent.
No, Zorbent® is specially formulated with a proprietary dust-free technology that leaves the surface clean and dry. This dust suppressant also makes Zorbent the lightest of all absorbents.
Zorbent®’s impact has two very positive effects: 1) It encapsulates potentially dangerous substances so that they do not leach into the environment (ground and water supply), and 2) It has the smallest landfill footprint of all absorbent materials due to the re-purposing of its principal ingredient, which otherwise return to landfills unused. It has very low disposal costs due to its ultra-lightweight and ultra-absorbency.
Yes, Zorbent® can be used on nearly all surfaces – smooth, porous, rough and uneven surfaces of all types – concrete, wood, tile, linoleum, plastic, steel, aluminum, etc … and even on short, industrial carpets.
When sealed and free from moisture, Zorbent® has a shelf life of up to 24 months when properly stored. Should Zorbent® remain exposed for an extended period of time, its absorbency will degrade as it absorbs moisture from the environment.
Yes, Zorbent® will expand and contract slightly depending on the temperature and relative humidity. However, this expansion/contraction will only slightly affect its absorbency.
Zorbent® has been tested to work in a variety of conditions but is best used between 32 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Zorbent® is best stored and preserved for use in airtight containers.
Zorbent® is ready to use and should be used right out of the packaging. Do not dilute it.
It is always best to check your local regulations to determine proper disposal of your spills encapsulated by Zorbent®. You may also consult with your local commercial trash removal service to confirm proper disposal for your absorbed spills, subject to all applicable regulations.
Yes, Zorbent® has been rigorously tested by EPA approved independent laboratories, using the EPA’s TCLP test for leachability. The results were outstanding! Zorbent®, an all natural, inorganic product, was found to retain 99.9% of seven compounds tested and 99.8% of the remaining liquids in a simulated, 20-year decomposition landfill process.