Osorb® Media

Osorb-Dye-RemovalOsorb® media is a uniquely engineered, silica-based adsorbent material that has a strong affinity for capturing a wide range of compounds. It is non-toxic, biocompatible, regenerable, and has an extremely high loading capacity. Osorb media can absorb volatile organic compounds (VOC), chlorinated solvents (e.g. trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene), pesticides, herbicides, oils, greases, alcohols, and other organic contaminants.

Osorb® Technology is a mechanically flexible organosilica-based sorbent used in a variety of applications including water purification. The microscale flexibility leads to the spontaneous absorption of organic liquids like a sponge. Swelling is unique for an organosilica. The Osorb technology is based on a patented process that uses molecular-scale organization to form a microscopically flexible pore matrix. Specialized chemistry involving bridged-silane precursors is used to form the molecular-scale architecture.

The Osorb media technology is described and exclusively patent protected in US7,790,830, US8,217,131, US8,367,793, US8,703,895, and PCT/US2010/ 048670.

Osorb media has also been approved by the National Sanitation Foundation for use in drinking water applications (NSF Standards 61, 42, 372).

Osorb media has a very high loading capacity for organic compounds which, in most cases, far exceeds the capacity of traditional absorbents. Furthermore, Osorb media can be regenerated and reused with no deterioration in its performance. The regeneration process is simple and can be done on site, so continuous operation without the need of replacing the media is possible. This regeneration process allows reclaiming of absorbed materials for proper disposal, recycling, or further processing.

The capture and release capability of Osorb media opens up many unique possibilities for the controlled delivery of active ingredients, such as flavors and fragrances. ABS Materials has also developed special versions for use in cosmetic applications such as absorption of oils from skin and hair (sebum).

The discovery of Osorb media by Colleen Burkett and Dr. Paul Edmiston; from the College of Wooster, led to the creation of our company, ABS Materials. ABS has applied this technological knowhow to create a suite of specialized absorbent materials for a variety of applications.

Osorb media is primarily used for R&D purposes and developing new capture and release technologies.

Surface Area (m2/g)

Bulk Density (apx, g/mL)

Available Grain Size Ranges (μm)

Operating pH Range

Capture / Loading

Optical Transparency

Toxicity / Health

Certifications / Designations

600

0.4

180 – 500 (80 – 35 mesh)

1.0 – 10.0

>99% capture

Semi-transparent at 300-900 nm

Stable, Inert, Non-toxic

NSF Standards 61, 42, 372

SilaFresh™ Additive

Our-Medias-SilaFresh-AdditiveSilafresh Additive is a high-capacity, mesoporous sorbent with enhanced tactile properties. SilaFresh additive is ideally suited for actives delivery (fragrances, etc), sebum capture, and malodor capture. The additive is stable in ethanolic, high surfactant, or dry powder formulations.
Fragrance encapsulation and release
Actives delivery
Essential oil release
Odor absorption
Sebum capture
Degreasing
Shine control
Exfoliation
Formulation modification
Use as a thickening agent
Use as a sensory modification age

Surface Area (m2/g)

Particle Density (apx, g/mL)

Available Grain Size Ranges (μm)

Operating pH Range

Capture / Loading

Optical Transparency

Toxicity / Health

Certifications / Designations

90

0.2

10 – 60 or to customer spec0

1.0 – 10.0

300% (sebum), 400% (actives)

White powder, high scattering

Stable, Inert, Non-toxic

INCI

EcoTreat™ Media

Our-Medias-EcoTreat-MediaEcotreat Media is an aqueous slurry of adsorbent media infused with zero-valent iron (ZVI) and remediation agents. Designed for remediation of chlorinated species, Ecotreat media was developed with longevity in mind, allowing for complete reduction of contaminants with no daughter products.
In situ remediation, soil blending, groundwater remediation

Bulk Density (apx, g/mL)

Available Grain Size Ranges (μm)

Operating pH Range

Packaging

Capture / Loading

Optical Transparency

Toxicity / Health

0.94

180 – 850 (80-20)

1.0 – 10.0

5 gallon pails or drums

>99% capture

Non-transparent

Stable, Inert, Non-toxic

BioMax™ Media

Our-Medias-BioMax-MediaStormwater runoff remediation.
Enhancements for
– Bioswales
– Rain gardens
– Upflow filters
– Tree box filters
– Storm drain filters
– Green roofs
– Permeable pavements
– Fertilizers.
Can be used as a soil detoxifier.
In situ remediation, soil blending, groundwater remediation

Particle Density (apx, g/mL)

Available Grain Size Ranges (μm)

Operating pH Range

Capture / Loading

Optical Transparency

Toxicity / Health

Expected Useful Lifetime

0.56

180 – 850 (80-20)

1.0 – 10.0

>90% (captures First Flush)

Non-transparent

Stable, Inert, Non-toxic

8-10 years