Green Ocean, a Dutch-based company, has developed absorbent made of natural non-asbestos mineral fibres with nano-reinforcement that shows unmatched results in cleaning oil spills.
Existing absorbing solutions are rather ineffective and slow, in addition, sorbents must be disposed in a saturated condition that is, being burnt or buried in a landfill. Such disposal methods are both costly and damaging for the environment.
Green Ocean products absorb oil 3 times faster and 3 times more than any existing solution on the market. One gram of Green Ocean filler can absorb up to 50 grams of oil, synthetic absorbents soak up 14 grams maximum. 99% of the absorption takes place in the first 15 minutes while typical synthetic absorbents soak up just about 30-35%. In addition Green Ocean absorbents are fully recyclable, as oil can be squeezed out, dramatically saving costs on disposal.
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“It took us several years to develop a marketable solution. Green Ocean products were proven by our clients and partners to work better and faster in various spill response operations. Not only do they have the highest sorption capacity, but also they demonstrate the most stable and reliable action – they never sink, are capable to operate in any temperatures. We see many possible applications for our unique filler. And believe most of the spills can be prevented, not just stopped. ” Says CEO of Green Ocean, Shai Granovski.
Green Ocean offers unique solutions that improve safety of production and workplace:
- Easy to install system to prevent sludge formation and contain spill. This is absorbing cover deployed around drilling derricks, wind turbines and power generators which keeps the soil clean in case of spill or oil leakage.
- Granulated absorbent application for iso tank cleaning and sludge decontamination
- Absorbing booms, pillows, mat and kits for both large and small spills which help clean spills 3 times faster.
Green Ocean’s R&D team constantly focuses on developing products that are handy and easy to use.
Safety regulations on having spill kits at workplace are sometimes neglected because spill kits are bulky and far from being user-friendly. Green Ocean came up with brilliant solution: to pack the absorbent pillows inside the absorbent sock. The company calls it “lifebuoy for spills”
9 absorbent pillows are packed in one sock. “When spill happens, just unzip the boom and take as many pillows as needed. You can also use the sock as oil spill prevention tool to keep your workers safe: surround your machine base to absorb machine leaks” comments Leon Goldan, Green Ocean’s Chief Technical Officer
Due to superior absorption of Green Ocean’s filler, the compact kit absorbs 20 litres of most common industrial liquids – oils, water, solvents, coolants and more.
Thanks to its round shape it can be hanged on the wall, on a prominent place, for fast reach in case of incident.
Slips, trips and falls are leading causes of work-related injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Facilities where spills are common should have a floor safety plan in place, and a crucial element within that plan is what product is used to clean up spills. Green Ocean believes that our product offerings improve safety at workplace.
Company’s headquarters is in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Production facilities are located in Latvia, sales representation in USA, the Netherlands and Russia.
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