- Oleophilic - Strong affinity for oils rather than water
- Hydrophobic - Tending to repel and not absorb water
ECOSORB sorbent booms with skirts combine the protection given by a conventional containment boom with the performance of a sorbent boom.
They absorb oil and not water. Their low weight and unique design make quick deployment possible. 250 meters can be deployed in less than 5 minutes. The booms can be linked up to any length, using the quick connectors made of carbine hooks and Velcro. The excellent absorption capacity and ease of handing make the booms an effective and economic tool for the control and recovery of small and medium size oil spills in protected waters.
The booms are manufactured from polypropylene fabric and net, and are available in hydrophobic cotton fibre or melt-blown polypropylene sorbent fibres. The booms are supplied in a robust big-bag, making storage, transport and handling easy.