The OIL-XORB ERC cleaners are made up of powerful, water-activated surfactants. These formulations are notable in three major respects:
In combination, these properties result in OIL-XORB ERC's outstanding cleaning capability. Oily residues, which are typically oil or oil/water mixtures contaminated with solids, are immediately separated by settling into three components - an oil and grease layer floating on the top, a recyclable, reusable OIL-XORB ERC cleaner in the middle and an oil-free solid residue on the bottom. These three components are thus easily separated. The OIL-XORB ERC can be repeatedly re-used until it has biodegraded sufficiently to lose effectiveness - typically for 30-45 days.
Oil and dirt are easily removed in even the most challenging cleaning applications and the oil and dirt easily separated - or even recovered - by settling and skimming off the hydrocarbon layer, then filtering the OIL-XORB ERC to remove particulate matter.
In addition to their biodegradability (in 30-45 days under most normal use conditions), OIL-XORB ERC systems are nontoxic, nonflammable and have proven to be environmentally safe through all standard state and federal testing procedures. OIL-XORB ERC has received SNAP approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.