ECO AquaFlex® Open-Cell Technology
ECO AquaFlex® Open-Cell Foam Products for Detection / Removal of Oil and Chemical Contamination from Water
How Our Technology Works
ECO AquaFlex, LLC Open-Cell Foam does not absorb water. It absorbs oil and chemicals into the Open-Cell capillary network while repelling water thereby allowing water to pass through. The buoyant foam material is 70% lighter than conventional booms.
ECO AquaFlex® Recovery Solutions
Oil Recovery and Water Testing
ECO AquaFlex® chemical recovery solutions offer a more effective – and more efficient recovery system
AquaFlex®, previously known as OPFLEX, has several distinct advantages over traditional oil-spill, sorbent pads and floating booms. The polypropylene products have several limitations such as the need for calm seas. Waves, harbor-chop or currents can carry oil over and under traditional booms. These older technologies also have limited absorption capacity and are typically single-use. When they get “oiled” they can no longer absorb, and they soak up vast amounts of water with the oil, which makes them unnecessarily heavy and causes them to sink in the water. This increases the cost of disposal, as most landfills charge by the pound and are reluctant to accept toxic substances.
ECO AquaFlex® Oil Recovery solutions are not only different – they are game-changing.
Oil can be wrung out of the AquaFlex® Open-Cell Foam using our mobile wringer devices, where it can be collected in barrels or totes for reuse.After the wringing process, the AquaFlex® foam can be redeployed, and it can be reused up to 100 times. After extensive reuse, the bio-degradable foam can be safely disposed of.