USING ECOMEND
WHY USE ECOMEND?
Are you worried about E.P.A violations? Maximum per day penalty is $25,000 for failing the "free standing liquids" test per Federal Register Section 264.314(d).

Be in compliance by using ecomend, the environmentally friendly absorbent that when used to pick up certain hydrocarbons, meets the three criteria for sanitary landfill disposal.
  1. Non-leaching (Passes TCLP & PFT)
  2. Non-Biodegradable
  3. Non-Toxic (contains no silicas)
This 100% organic, non-toxic peat provides a powerful wicking action that absorbs and encapsulates hazardous materials from any surface. Once encapsulated EcoMend holds the oil and catalyzes the natural biodegradation of oil into harmless byproducts. This non-leaching peat is the only lab & field tested industrial absorbent that is non-carcinogenic and non-abrasive.

With EcoMend you will use less product, absorb more, save labor, and reduce your total cost of clean up & disposal!
  • Meets EPA, OSHA & ANSI Standards
  • Passes TCLP test. WILL NOT LEACH!
  • Will absorb all petroleum, oils & lubricants
  • Leaves no oily sheen or residue
  • Reduces gasoline & similar vapors by up to 90%
  • Floats on water for long period for easier removal
  • Offers a high BTU value for incineration
  • Safe for all plants & animals
  • Products are not affected by weather or terrain
ECOMEND can save you up to 90%!
EcoMend products have proven to significantly lower waste disposal costs, freeing up funding for other requirements. The chart below is a depiction of how using EcoMend in every day spill clean ups can reduce your overall costs. Note: These prices were current at the time of the study and are subject to change. Please contact us for the most current information.
 
55 GALLON OIL SPILL
ECOMEND VS. COMPETITOR
You only need 3.5 bags of EcoMend to 'absorb' the spill.
*55lbs of ecomend
You will need 19.25 bags of clay to 'transport' the same spill.
*770lbs of clay
3.5 bags of EcoMend costs $126
*$36/bag of EcoMend
19.25 bags of clay costs $193
*$10/bag of clay
3.5 bags of used EcoMend fills 1.2 55 gallon drums 19.25 bags of used clay fills 5 55 gallon drums
IT WILL ONLY COST $114 to burn 1.2 drums of used EcoMend
*$95/drum
IT WILL COST $2,500 to burn 5 drums of used 'hazardous' clay
*$500/drum
YOUR TOTAL COST using EcoMend
$240
YOUR TOTAL COST using clay
$2,693

Waste disposal accounts for a large part of environmental management budgets
YOU DO THE MATH!

HOW TO USE ECOMEND?
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FROM BEFORE TO AFTER IN ONLY 60 – 180 DAYS!
BEFORE ECOMEND DURING ECOMEND AFTER ECOMEND

HOW IT WORKS
Throughout the past twenty-five years, many technologies have been introduced to help with the remediation of petroleum contaminated soils.

The major benefit of bio-remediation is transformation and not transportation. The cost of transformation is lower and requires little or no specialized equipment. Bioremediation is the newest technology in treatment of hydrocarbon contamination in an environmentally conscious world.

The bioremediation service offered by EcoMend is a combination of biorestoration, biostimulation and bioaugmentation. The results are faster and more efficient remediation than other methods. This enhanced approach can achieve dramatic results in relatively short periods of time.

The first stage of this technology includes the introduction of a proper mix of “activated” peat moss and nitrates to target the contaminates. After initial application and tilling, the process now requires monitoring and repeated tilling and/or watering, depending on the weather conditions. The “activated” peat, has been dried to create voides in the capillaries which will only absorb hydrocarbons. Once encapsulated, acceleration of the breakdown of the hydrocarbon is increased in part due to the added surface area and exposure to oxygen of the hydrocarbons.

The activated peat technology was researched by the Federal Government (FORSCOM) using a bio-cell (landfarming) approach with the omission of repeated watering and tilling. The study showed that the activated peat technology reduced TPH-GRO contaminations from 615 ppm to 10 ppm (81%), within 84 days. Similarly, the “no frills” treatment reduced TPH-DRO contaminations on a second site from 494 ppm to 56 ppm in the same amount of time. The purpose of this study was to research and find bioremediation methods that would dramatically reduce their costs. The comparative costs, including the construction of two biocells have been determined to result in an annual savings of 60% over soil safe or chem waste disposal alternatives (from $209,900 or $242,000 to an annual cost of $66,800). Permanent implementation of this technology was approved for this Federal Facility to begin in 2002.

EcoMend services would include EcoMend peat moss technology with the option of utilizing the addition of specific enzymes enhance the performance of the activated peat. Acting as a “host” to the cultured enzymes, EcoMend provides optimum absorption of the hydrocarbons in its capillaries, while preserving the natural occuring bacteria in the soil. The enzymes have the added protection of the peat, which allows them ample access to oxygen so that they do not die off. In addition, while the peat moss is providing accelerated oxygenation to the hydrocarbons for faster breakdown, the enzymes are assisting by the conditions that are created when using activated peat. These technologies are available as separate services or as a combined service.

The combination of the two technologies results in a very efficient and effective “team” that preserves the natural bacterias in the soil, and result in faster turnaround time to restore the contaminated soil into useful land.

EcoMend offers these bioremediation services in both in-situ and ex-situ situations, depending on the levels of contamination, the layout and size the site. In some situations, when the project is of a larger scope, the same technology would be used in a land farming technique, but also performed on-site.

The following is a list of some typical users of EcoMend™
  • U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. National Guard
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOE/DOT
  • Emergency Response, EPA
  • Heavy Equipment Repair Facilities
  • Fire Depts, Oil Refiners
  • Transportation Companies
  • Manufacturing Plants

WHERE TO USE ECOMEND?
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Maintenance Areas
  • Refineries
  • Vehicle Repair Shops
  • Parking Areas
  • Refueling Areas
  • UST removal sites
  • Production Areas
  • Oil & Water
  • Separators
  • Mining Operations
  • Marinas
  • Boat Bilges
  • Steel Mills
  • Golf Courses