XSORB® Test Approvals
Paint Filter Test No. 9095
XSORB has been tested and approved for disposal in hazardous landfills according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Paint Filter Liquids Test, Method #9095, which determines the leaching or non-leaching characteristics of an absorbent. Since no wastes disposed in hazardous waste landfills can contain free liquids, the test results concluded that XSORB did not leach any of the absorbed liquids once encapsulated.
Dynamic Degradation & L-W Test
XSORB has been independently tested and approved for use on the Canadian waterways according to the Canadian General Standards Board’s Dynamic Degradation & L-W Test which is used to determine the buoyancy and hydrophobic properties along with total saturation levels when applied to marine environments.
XSORB has been tested and approved for disposal in landfills according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), which determines leaching rates, and toxicity levels as required by numerous federal and state agencies.
Hydrocarbon Absorption from water filtered through XSORB
XSORB Select’s ability to remove petroleum contamination from water through filtration was tested and rated at 99.4% removal. Independent testing was performed by Zymax Envirotechnology, Inc.
Abalone Larval Toxicity Test
XSORB has been tested and approved for use on the most sensitive waterways according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Abalone Larval Development Short-Term Toxicity Test for Oil Spill Cleanup Agents. This test is to determine if the sorbent when used would be harmful to marine and animal life.
Static Electricity Generation
XSORB was tested and approved as a non-generator of static electricity by National Testing Standards, Inc. No ignition occurred nor was any evidence of static electric discharge observed.