The three big reasons that Spilltration™ booms and rugs are more effective than white sorbents are: much higher absorption capacity in the rain; dramatically lower storage requirements; and savings of time, money, and the environment.
Oil spills in the rain can be particularly challenging. The oil rises to the top of the water and quickly spreads. Plus, old fashioned white sorbents don’t work in the rain. The rainwater actually creates a barrier on the white sorbent and the oil runs off—exactly what you’re trying to prevent.
As I noted in my last post, “An Overview of Oil Spills,” while the largest oil spills in the world gain all the news, minor spills and leaks that happen daily can have a much greater impact over time. Add rain to the mix and you really have a challenge on your hands.