The key to the Enviropeat™ miracle action is in the unique drying process that it undergoes. That process releases the natural waxes found within the peat and transforms it to a hydrophobic or water-resisting state. The cellular structure of peat is then ready to draw in any hydrocarbon-based pollutant such as oil, diesel, hydraulic fluid, alcohol or paint on contact.
Enviropeat™ can then be dispersed on the polluting spill and will naturally start to work absorbing the spill . Once the hydrocarbon is encapsulated, it will not leach. Naturally occurring bacteria then go to work breaking down the hydrocarbons into their simplest form – harmless to the Enviropeat™ – returning the peat back to its natural state.
Enviropeat™ is also an effective vapour suppressant and absorbent of hydrocarbons on land and water, in wet and dry conditions making it ideal to treat free flowing hydrocarbons even in extreme flooding.
How to dispose of spent Enviropeat™
Enviropeat™ can be disposed of in several ways, including:
Landfill – due to the fact that Enviropeat™ does not leach, spent Enviropeat™ can be disposed of in landfills, where local regulations permit. (We advise that you contact your local authorities for advice and instruction.)
Incineration – since Enviropeat™ is also an energy source it will assist in the incineration of absorbed hydrocarbons. After incineration only a 2% inert ash residue will remain.
Bio-remediation – Enviropeat™ can be blended with contaminated soil on site. This process locks up the hydrocarbon. The naturally occurring enzymes in Enviropeat™ then break down the hydrocarbons to their basic, harmless elemental state.