Sea Sweep, Inc. (A Colorado Corporation founded 1
May 1990) is a manufacturer/vendor of a patented product (Sea Sweep) which is an
oleophilic, hydrophobic sorbent which ABsorbs 3 to 4 times its own weight of oils and
chemicals. Sea Sweep is manufactured from woody biomass using a thermolytic process
(patent issued May 5, 1992) which decomposes the hemicellulose while preserving the
cellulose. The internal cellular formation gives the material a high degree of ABsorbency.
Sea Sweep is free flowing and simple to apply
to and retrieve from oil and chemical spills.
It's excellent for an "original-site"
cleanup protocol as well as a protocol which
designates collection, disposal, or additional waste
management elsewhere. The product is NON-LEACHING, BIODEGRADABLE and NON-TOXIC thereby
preventing any harmful effect to marine and bird species.
Sea Sweep ABsorbs spilled oil instantly upon application and
remains floating. It thus dramatically reduces any
contamination to the environment and all associated ecological systems. The product has
multiple application and may be utilized in its two basic forms: 1) "FREE
FLOWING"/BULK or 2) "PACKAGED" (ie.
containment booms filled with Sea Sweep). We thus offer the
DUAL BENEFIT of both spill containment and spill capture via ABsorption.
Sea Sweep is licensed by the California State
Water Control Board as a Oil Spill Cleanup Agent (OSCA) for use "on waters of the
State." It has also received the following
- U.K. National Rivers Authority, Thames Region;
- Greece by the Ministry of Merchant Navy,
Directorate of marine Environment Protection and by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and
- Chile by the Oceanographic Institute and the
- Malta by the Ministry of the Environment.
- The Argentina Coast Guard
Sea Sweep has been approved by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the
navigable waters of the United States without prior approval
of the On-Scene Coordinator and is a listed product on the U.S. Coast Guard
National Strike Force-Response Resources
Sea Sweep, Inc. has established an excellent
dialogue with Lloyd's Register of Shipping and has "Type Approval" certification for
Sea Sweep thus lends itself beautifully for
use in marinas, shipyards, shops, factories,
railroad operations, and vehicle maintenance programs
where containment, cleanup and risk aversion
are an essential part of corporate or public
policy. Increased environmental sensitivity,
public awareness and enlightened senior management will
enhance market acceptance and use in various industrial sectors. If necessary, we
will custom design/package (eg. boom, sock,
pillow etc.) our product for any application.