What’s Peat Sorb?

Is an Industrial oil & chemical absorbent

Peat Sorb™ is a lightweight natural organic absorbent made from 100% Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, absorbs hydrocarbons cleanly and completely on contact instantly on land and on water.

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How to use it

Showcase and description of the several applications that Peat Sorb has to help the environment.


Peat Sorb™ presentation at the Port Meeting of the Central American Isthmus

The objective of REPICA is the exchange of ideas and experiences through the discussion of port problems. When it came to the environment, PeatSorb was an innovative and a great overall solution for oil spills.

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The most environmentally friendly and responsible absorbent products available today.

Environmental Factors




Oil spills often result in both immediate and long-term environmental damage. Some of the environmental damage caused by an oil spill can last for decades after the spill occurs. One oil spill damage Beaches, Marshlands and Fragile Aquatic Ecosystems; it also kills birds, fishes and marine mammals.

Unwanted spills are occurring more often that we can imagine. Immediate responses procedures and effective spill products are one side of the solution to this problem.

PEAT SORB can be used as a cleansing agent. It can absorb 8–12 times its own weight and is able to remove or neutralize 95% to 100% of contaminants present in water without any specialized training, and won’t complicate the problem further by being hazardous to handle or difficult to dispose of.

Its unique cellular structure allows PEAT SORB to absorb dyes and other colour compounds. Because of its chemical composition, PEAT SORB can stabilize or neutralize these elements.

With its ability to absorb through its porous exterior it can encapsulate, surround, and lock liquids and soluble solids into its gelatinous interior; thus virtually eliminating any chance of leaching when disposed of in landfill sites.

Accepted current processes of purifying water using PEAT SORB as the filter satisfies the stringent pollution control requirements of many well known governmental agencies including the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The federal government of Canada and affected provincial governments have also approved landfill as an acceptable disposal method for used peat.

This spent peat can also be burnt without any danger to the atmosphere. Companies doing research into water filtration using peat have found that the spent peat can continue to be used for horticultural purposes with excellent results. There is no danger of anything leaching out of the peat and contaminating ground waters.
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