What is Sea Sweep?
Sea Sweep is an oil absorbent
material manufactured from a biomass product
through a patented thermolytic
process without the use of any chemicals.
Sea Sweep is oleophilic and hydrophobic; it attracts oil and repels water.
Sea Sweep can absorb crude oils,
refined hydrocarbons, and many
chemicals on land or sea, even after
extensive loss due to volatilization.
What is the absorption capacity of Sea Sweep
with crude oil and refined
hydrocarbons such as gasoline, heating oil, diesel
Crude oils, 17º API and 37º API respectively are
absorbed at a ratio of 1,000 to 1,500 gallons per ton (3,785 to 5,677.5 liters per
908 kilo) of Sea Sweep.
Refined hydrocarbon absorption capacity varies
from 1,960 (Bunker C) to 720 (Jet Fuel) gallons
per ton (7,418.6liters (Bunker C) to 2,728.8
liters (Jet Fuel) per 908 kilo) of Sea Sweep.
How quickly does Sea Sweep absorb oil on water?
How long will Sea Sweep float?
Does Sea Sweep work on salt water?
Is Sea Sweep harmful to birds and sea life?
Sea Sweep alone is not harmful to any wildlife.
Sea Sweep does not adhere to the feathers of birds
or to any type of marine life. The immediate response to a spill and the application
of Sea Sweep minimized harmful effects.
How is Sea Sweep applied to an oil spill?
Sea Sweep can be applied by using many methods to
drop it onto a spill, including a blower or auger system from a barge or tug boat,
or releasing drop bags from an airplane, helicopter, crane, or boat boom.
How is Sea Sweep recovered from water?
Sea Sweep can be recovered in place with a screen
scoop or boom system, or can be pushed to a designated area for retrieval
by mechanical or suction methods.
What can be done with the oil saturated Sea
Sweep when it is recovered?
Saturated Sea Sweep needs no more cargo space than
it does dry. Never a hazardous waste, it can be used as a
high-energy, low-ash fuel to fire power plants and industrial furnaces, composted, or
Does oil leach from saturated Sea Sweep?
Oil saturated Sea Sweep does not release oil. This
prevents an oil spill from causing any further contamination to beaches, shorelines,
and their wildlife inhabitants.
How should Sea Sweep be handled after recovery?
The recommendation is to store oil saturated Sea
Sweep in approved containers, drums, lined pits or the equivalent until
How much does Sea Sweep weigh?
Bulk particulate Sea Sweep is packaged in 5, 10,
and 25 pound (2.27, 4.54 and 11.34 kilo) plastic
bags as well as 500 pound (226.8 kilo) drop bags
for large spills.
Absorbent Sea Sweep booms, socks, and pillows
are excellent for use in spill containment and retain all the unique features of
Sea Sweep - ABSORBS OIL AND DOES NOT SINK