Sphagnum peat moss is only found north of the 49th parallel and has the highest moisture absorbency characteristics of all the known peat mosses. In its natural state in the Bio-Matrix "Fison" peat bogs of Park land County,Alberta, each lb/kg of sphagnum moss retains from 9 to 14 lbs/kg of water. Bio-Matrix USA Inc. then cultivates this high grade 90% moisture content raw resource to a +/- 60% content through bog preparation and aeration. It is then carefully harvested, screened, and brought to our Entwistle plant where our specialized heat treatment and air drying process reduces the moisture content to +/- 10%. At this level the peat fiber's water retention features change so that its cellular structure now becomes singularly hydrophobic (resistant to water) and has a natural affinity to absorbing and encapsulating hydrocarbons. This activated peat is then double compressed into 4 cubic foot/200 liter and 2 cubic foot/100 liter bags for shipment to our worldwide network of licensed Bio-Matrix Master Stocking Distributors.
Bio-Matrix is a non-toxic
all natural, 100% organic, lab-tested, field proven, industrial absorbent that is economical, efficient, non-abrasive, non-toxic, non-leaching and in its natural state is already biodegraded. The inherent capillary action of the activated peat provides a powerful wicking action and encapsulates oils, solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and all other organic chemicals on contact.
Bio-Matrix suppresses vapors
and absorbs hydrocarbons on land or water, in dry or wet conditions, and does not require specially trained technicians or high tech equipment for handling or disposing of the spent peat.
Bio-Matrix weighs little
and affords users the ability to carry more, clean up more, and save on transportation and disposal costs.
Bio-Matrix will not leech
or discharge used pollutants, making it clean and easy to handle.
Bio-Matrix can be incinerated
or disposed of in landfills or land farmed with no decushions and pads, in various combinations of spill kits, and in customized filtration and bio remediation treatment tri mental effects to the environment.
Bio-Matrix as an energy source
contributes 8,000 B.T.Us per pound, excluding absorbed hydrocarbons, and burns to a residue of less than 2% of it's original volume.
Bio-Matrix is available in compressed and loose-filled bags, in booms, socks, packages.
Based on 50 gallons of motor oil.