Special features

Materials that are dispersed over, or mixed into the pollutant (i.e. oil, paints and laquer, fat-based products and other petroleum derivates) are often incorrectly named "absorbents". However it splits into two main groups: absorbents and adsorbents.

Absorbent: Here the pollutant is drawn into the particles by capillary forces. The surface remains "dry" and non-sticky.

Adsorbent: The pollutant is mixed into the material, but only stays on the particles surface and never enters it. This renders  the particles  sticky while its structure remains unchanged.

By far the most damaging characteristic in oils is its stickyness. Depending on the type of oil it is also dissolving and penetrating: it penetrates deep into  sandy beaches and sediments where it becomes nearly impossible to  dislodge. As time passes, it all solidifies into an asphalt-like substance, and it requires a very substantial effort to remove, involving both heat treatment, aggressive chemicals and sheer manpower along with money: It is a very costly operation.

The oil  not only adheres and "clings" to stone and sand, but also to animals. Specially birdlife is exposed: A spot of oil the size of a dime effectively destroys the plumage's insulating properties but also the buoyance: the bird cannot stay afloat.

The toxic properties of the pollutant varies, but it is always a factor both in  the short and long timespan.

Kallak Absorbent is a long step in solving these problems. When the Kallak Absorbent is dispersed over a spill is is easily drawn into it. Kallak Absorbent actually turns the biggest problems into the biggest assets: The wind and wave movements promotes the mixing in by sheer mechanical effect. Thus  the feared beaching or landfall is no longer the ultimate disaster, but merely helps mixing  the pollutant and the Kallak Absorbent into a "dry" and non-sticky substance that iseasily collected.

1: Spreading pollutant

2: Dispersing Kallak Absorbent

3: Mechanically mixing in

4: Collecting the dry mix

1:Spreading pollutant

2: Dispersing Kallak Absorbent on

the surface

3: Mechanically mixing in

4: Collecting the "dry" and

non-sticky mix

5: Oil collected

1: Preparation

2: Adding Kallak Absorbent

as a filter

3: Mixing water and pollutant

4: Adding the pollutant

over the absorbing mix

5: Clean water out

6: The resulting mass is "dry" and  non-sticky. Just collect it.