RBC Bio‐Remediation Pillows are specially treated to give oleophilic (oil attracting) properties with hydrophobic (water repellent) filament yarn. The choice of fibre and the construction has been optimised to give an exceptionally high void volume of 92% for maximum absorption.
Stitch bonding provides high tensile strength, dimensional stability and prevents breakdown when fully loaded with oil. RBC Bio‐Remediation Pillows are available in white and red (other colours available upon request). Each pillow has a durable eyelet in one corner to allow the attachment of an anchor rope.
After use RBC Bio‐Remediation Pillows can be disposed of as dry waste. In some cases, the pillows can be reused. Disposal and replacement is necessary in cases where the fibres have become saturated or the bacterial numbers have been reduced thus lower effectiveness. On occasion a toxic event may inactivate the bacteria, but the absorbant will still function. Oils and non oily hydrocarbons may be completely mineralised to carbon dioxide and water, or partially degraded to a less harmful but still immobile state.
RBC Bio‐Remediation Pillows immediately absorb any free oil on the surface water and are capable of absorbing up to 14 times its weight in oil
(equivalent to 9 litres). Over a 4 month period it is estimated that each standard size pillow has a potential to convert 15‐18kg of oil