Cellusorb is highly oleophilic ("oil loving") and will readily attach itself to all forms of hydrocarbons. It will absorb up to 19 times its own weight in oil based products - even when wet!
Cellusorb has been designed to be used on small scale spills on harbours, docks, wharves, marinas, re-fuelling depots, beaches, bird sanctuaries, reefs or mangrove areas - wherever an oil spill could occur. Cellusorb may be used on its own (loose) or in the form of socks, booms, pillows, or bilge ‘rats’. Cellusorb can be spread over a spill surface and unlike most absorbents, will absorb trace water and eliminate sheen.
Cellusorb is particularly well suited as a filtration medium for removing hydrocarbons from storm water collection systems, sump pits and interceptor systems.