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OMI Industries' patented product Ecosorb is revolutionizing industries that deal with malodor problems—

whether it be year-round, seasonal or application-based. Ecosorb doesn't simply mask odor with other
fragrances or harsh chemicals. Instead, it breaks down and removes a full spectrum of both organic and
inorganic odors—leaving your workers, your neighbors and your community with a breath of fresh air. It's
safe. It's powerful. It's cost effective. And it's available to you.
Ecosorb is a breath of fresh air for your employees, your neighbors and your
community.
Ecosorb Natural Organic Odor Neutralizer is a broad-spectrum odor neutralizer. It controls the full spectrum of odors
(eliminating the need for multiple odor control products), and breaks them down for complete odor removal, leaving no
peripheral odors or odorous byproducts.

Data from independent laboratories and researchers proves that Ecosorb is:

• Effective for both organic and inorganic odors


• Safe for humans
• Safe for animals
• Safe for the environment

There is a major difference between odor neutralizers and simple masking agents.

If you’ve ever entered a public restroom and smelled the overpowering scent of cherry, you’ve been exposed to a masking
agent. A masking agent is not effective for removing odor: it merely covers it up with another, stronger odor. When the
masking agent wears off, the malodors become noticeable again. Or, while removing odor, they may introduce hazardous
compounds into the very areas they “clean.”

Ecosorb is an odor neutralizer. It neutralizes malodors, performing complete odor removal from the air and making it
unavailable for the olfactory senses to pick up. So what you smell is… nothing.

Broad-spectrum use eliminates the need for multiple odor control products—saving you money.

Ecosorb eliminates the need for multiple odor control products. It is effective against both organic and inorganic malodors.
We have worked with facilities experiencing a wide variety of problems and have engineered an odor control system
solution to their problems—often at less cost than noncompliance fines, add-on equipment such as scrubbers, and
completely new systems like a wastewater treatment plant.

Furthermore— time, complaints, and noncompliance with governmental regulations cost you money and community good
will. During the odor removal process, Ecosorb is used anywhere from a straight solution to a 500:1 dilution depending on
the application and strength of the malodors. This flexibility in dilution rates, combined with our extensive range of
application equipment, enables us to provide you with the most cost-effective odor control system possible.

Ecosorb is nontoxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, and contains no harmful VOC’s.

Ecosorb is safe for both workers and the environment. It consists of natural organic compounds, food grade surfacants,
and purified water.

See (or smell) for yourself.

We are so confident about the effectiveness of Ecosorb, we will be happy to schedule a demonstration in your plant.
Contact us today to discuss your unique odor control problem.
Complex mechanisms create an amazing simple product.
Ecosorb was originally developed to be effective on a broad range of problematic odors. The mechanisms
through which the products perform are complex—however, the fundamental mechanisms are adsorption,
absorption, gas solubility and distribution constant enhancement, and reaction.

Ecosorb is most often diluted with water and applied via atomization systems as an aerosol into process air.
The mix in these droplets separate with the oils forming a thin film over the water droplet itself. This skin
creates an electrostatic charge over its outer surface that facilitates adsorption of the malodor molecules
onto the droplet surface. With adsorption comes then absorption where the gas is taken up by the droplet
(solubility) and held. At this point the malodor is under control. Studies have shown that with many acidic
and basic gasses a reaction takes place after the gas has been captured within the droplet. This reaction
with the mild buffer contained within Ecosorb tends to yield harmless organic salts.

Laboratory studies have proven that Ecosorb enhances the solubility of most gasses. This absorption, or
solubility mechanism, coupled with the adsorption phenomena facilitates a gas uptake increase well over the
amount of gas the buffer within the product can neutralize. The same laboratory studies show the product
enhances the distribution constant of the captured gas, meaning the aqueous Ecosorb solution will give less
of the captured gas back into the atmosphere out of the aerosol droplet. In this way, Ecosorb is able to
neutralize odors of gasses with which it will react and with those with which it will not react. The non-
reacting gasses tend to be the neutral hydrocarbons such as styrene.
Adaptable to most any situation and installs quickly at practically any location.
Whether getting Ecosorb to your location requires dripping, fogging, dosing, injecting, or scrubbing—easy to
use application equipment is available and can be provided by your Ecosorb distributor.

An appropriate delivery system is chosen based on:

• Type of odor to be controlled


• Source of odor emission
• Size of the area
• Existing odor control hardware
• Flexibility of engineering facilities

The types of delivery apparatus vary from a simple portable-fogging machine to complex metering,
injection, and recovery systems found in multi-million dollar air scrubbing/filtration units.

Because of Ecosorb’s infinite flexibility, existing odor control hardware can usually be adapted easily. This
further reduces capital costs by keeping equipment from becoming redundant. Ecosorb can often replace air
scrubbers and other elaborate odor control equipment used to deodorize stack emissions. Where scrubbers
are installed, Ecosorb can be used as a safe, effective odor control substitute for potentially hazardous
chemicals or as a secondary polishing agent. Little alteration to existing equipment is necessary to quickly
install an Ecosorb system in almost any plant.
Ecosorb is used successfully worldwide in a number of industries.

• Ecosorb is effective against both organic and inorganic odors.


• Ecosorb creates a neutral atmosphere where the malodor is removed and no replacement
odor is created.
• Ecosorb is nontoxic, biodegradable, and safe to use in even the most confined areas.
• Ecosorb only contains ingredients that are listed in the Toxic Substances Control Act
Inventory.
• Ecosorb contains no harmful VOC's as determined by the United States EPA Methods 624
and 8260.
Freshen the air as you freshen the water.
Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment generates odors that can be strong, persistent, and a
nuisance to employees, residents, businesses, and industries located near the wastewater treatment plant.

Odors are generated in varying degrees throughout the wastewater treatment process with the main odor-
generating areas being pump stations, head works, clarifiers, digesters, aeration basins, lagoons, and sludge
handling areas. Odors that are generally associated with this process include hydrogen sulfide, ammonia,
sulfur dioxide, skatoles, mercaptans, amines, and indoles.

Each plant has its own particular problem areas, all of which can be remedied with the atomization of
Ecosorb at strategic points to control these odors.

Wastewater Treatment Plants


Hydrogen sulfide is a serious problem in wastewater treatment plants. Fogging systems installed at the
bar screens and digesters solve the problem. In some cases Ecosorb can be diluted with plant water to as
much as 325:1 or more for economical operation.

Wastewater Septage Dumping


Septage haulers need to take their loads somewhere and that is usually the local wastewater plant. Raw
septage is especially odorous and can present odor problems to plants that otherwise have their
emissions under control. Simple fan or nozzle atomization systems positioned near the unloading point
and vented or open downstream locations will provide simple and effective temporary odor control as
needed.

Activated Sludge Basins


Because basins for activated sludge can be both large and uncovered, migrating odors can be a serious
problem. High-pressure atomization systems installed around the circumference of such basins can
deliver 300:1 Ecosorb 606 to neutralize the odors.

Douglasville case study


Well–documented and scientifically supported.
Ecosorb is supported by extensive research conducted by independent laboratories, universities, and
olfactometry researchers to prove its safety and effectiveness—something that sets Ecosorb apart from
other odor control products. Independent firms, both domestic and international, were used to ensure
accurate, non-biased results. Your distributor can provide more detailed research data to support Ecosorb’s
safety:

• Safe for humans


• Safe for the animals
• Safe for the environment
• Nontoxic

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

Ecosorb conforms with the United States Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA) Federal
Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 that requires manufacturers to be exact in the
presentation of information on MSDSs.

Human Toxicity

An independent laboratory tested Ecosorb for human toxicity against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Guidelines. In all cases—including acute oral toxicity, acute dermal toxicity, acute inhalation toxicity,
primary eye irritation, primary dermal irritation and dermal sensitization—Ecosorb received the safest
possible classification.

Fish Toxicity

Ecosorb was tested for fish toxicity to establish any potential problems from the spillage or use of Ecosorb in
an exposed water stream. The United States EPA testing standards listed below prove Ecosorb to be
completely nontoxic to marine life:

• EPA Method 72-2, Daphnia Magna


• EPA Method 72-1, Fathead Minnow
• EPA Method 72-1, Rainbow Trout
• EPA Method 797-1300, Daphnia Magna
• EPA Method 797-1400, Fathead Minnow
• EPA Method 797-1400, Rainbow Trout

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Analysis

Two independent laboratories tested Ecosorb against EPA Method 624 and 8260 to ensure that the use of
Ecosorb at a facility does not contribute to the total VOC output. Both tests showed no harmful VOCs or
HAPs.

Gas Testing

Ecosorb was tested via a Gas Chromatograph on a range of gases that are common nuisance odors in
industry. Gases tested were hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, ammonia, ethyl mercaptan, and methyl
mercaptan. Ecosorb exhibited a dramatic effect on each of these gases.