Activated alumina provides an
optimum solution for recent Gulf Coast oil and
Hungarian sludge spills
Moskovitz, Dr. Gary Witman
Dynamic Adsorbentsí unique
activated alumina products, Dyna-Aqua Oil SorbTM,
and other products in the Dyna-AquaTM line, provide
the optimal solutions for removing the oil and
sludge from the water, while removing the CorexitTM
from the water (oil spill) and removing toxic metals
from the sludge.
Dynamic representatives are in
discussion with US local and federal government
officials, and Hungarian officials, to use these
products to deal with the recent disasters.
The Gulf Coast/BP oil spill and
more recent Hungarian toxic red sludge spill are
just the latest environment disasters causing
substantial problems for people, wildlife, and the
overall environment. The immediate and long term
impact to the regions affected can be devastating to
all forms of life as well as the land, sea and air.
While it is hoped that greater precautions and/or
regulations will minimize future disasters, it is
essential that governments throughout the world are
better prepared should they occur.
Dynamic Adsorbentsí highest
quality, specialized activated alumina has proven to
be the best solution for many environmental cleanup
Activated alumina is an aluminum
oxide that is highly porous and exhibits tremendous
surface area. It is resistant to thermal shock and
abrasion and will not shrink, swell, soften nor
disintegrate when immersed in water.
Surface areas are in the range
of 150-350 m2/gram. Because it has a higher capacity
for water than Silica Gel at elevated temperatures
it has replaced silica gel as a desiccant for warm
gases including air.
Alumina can be used for
chromatographic separation and to remove toxic and
other harmful elements from a number of substances.
It can provide the optimal solution to clean and
purify a wide range of substances across a wide
range of applications, and be a potent tool to deal
with many environmental disasters and problems.
What separates Dynamicís
activated alumina from that of competitors are 2
things: 1) Independent tests show it to be the
highest quality and purity in the industry; and 2)
Dynamicís unique ability to alter the pore and
particle size allow itís alumina products to be used
for the widest range of applications in the
industry, including many environmental cleanup
applications and natural disasters.
In addition to ready-made
products, Dynamic can customize alumina to meet the
specific needs of companies or deal with pressing
environment and health and safety issues, such as
the recent spills.
Dynamicís Dyna-AquaTM product
line was developed to remove toxic metals from
water, including uranium, copper, lead, and
fluoride. Dynamic developed Dyna-Aqua Oil SorbTM in
response to the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. It consists of
alumina impregnated cotton that can not only scoop
up the oil from the ocean, but remove the CorexitTM
(what many consider to be a harmful substance used
to disperse the oil) from the water.
For the Hungarian sludge spill,
Dyna-Aqua Oil SorbTM can remove the sludge, while
other products in the Dyna-AquaTM line remove the
toxic metals from the sludge.
Dynamic Adsorbents stands ready
with existing or customized products to help other
governments or agencies be better prepared to deal
with actual or potential problems that can impact
negatively on our environment.
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