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By Pro-Earth, Sep 29 2016 12:53PM


September 28, 2016 | Categories Containment Booms Marine Protection Barrier | Tags #SaveSorb #MarineProtection #MarineBarrier #spills

A guest post by Alexandra Addison, Co-Founder and Director at Pro-Earth. As mentioned in last week's blogpost, Ecobarrier has partnered with Pro-Earth to distribute the SaveSorb marine product range in the region. More about it here. In this post, Alexandra will go into more detail about the 4-step spill solution.

The 4-Step Marine Protection Solution: A Complete Range For All Your Marine Needs

SaveSorb products are hydrophobic (repel water) and the most effective way of containing and

absorbing contaminants in marine and coastal environments. The 4-Step Marine Protection Solution

is designed to offer protection, while helping companies save time and money. How?

Step 1 - Prevention: No one can stop accidents from happening. But we can prevent them from

becoming expensive environmental incidents by identifying threats and deploying products that will contain and absorb contaminants fast.

The Long-Term Marine Booms with Curtain can be deployed for up to 12 months in open water to

provide the ultimate protection.

Marine Mats have many uses, including protecting harbours from oil and fuel spills.

Step 2 - Containment & Absorption: Spills can be contained quickly and easily with Containment Socks. The socks can be linked together to form a containment barrier of any size, or used to contain spills from leaking boats, docks or shore releases.

Step 3 - Clear Up: All SaveSorb products absorb oils, fuels and chemicals; no need for different products for different types of spills, saving you money.

Step 4 - Disposal: After use, SaveSorb stays dry so disposal is faster, easier, cleaner and lighter.

Based in the UAE or Middle East? All Pro-Earth's SaveSorb marine products are available from

Ecobarrier, Ecocoast's local partner in the Middle East!

Call +971 4 885 3944 or email info@ecobarrier.ae.

By Pro-Earth, Aug 1 2016 12:02PM

We are really pleased to annouce that Pro-Earth and Southern Water have been working in collaboration to establish the effectiveness of Pro-Earth’s SaveSorb product in removing heavy metals and other substances from wastewater.

Southern Water and other water companies have a number of challenging environmental permits. SaveSorb has the potential to help companies meet these permits now and in the future.

Laboratory testing has demonstrated good results under fast flow conditions and onsite testing will begin in the near future.

Dr. Nigel Munn, Process Scientist at Southern Water said: "the results from the laboratory testing have been encouraging. There is potential for SaveSorb to be used for applications within the water industry".

Southern Water's Innovation Strategy team are encouraged by the promising results of this Research & Development project and are looking forward to further collaboration with Pro-Earth on the on-site trial of SaveSorb.

By Pro-Earth, Jun 13 2016 01:45PM

Site Manager for Anglian Water @OneAlliance, Paul Evans, identified a vulnerable area at the water treatment works at Grimston, Norfolk. After a site survey, one of our drain mats was deployed in a gully as a preventative, protective measure to stop pollutants entering the drainage system.

A month later, Paul said: "The mat is great. It has had traffic over it and is very tough. It stayed in place during heavy rain and let water pass through it."

We regularly survey sites and recommend solutions to our customers to protect the environment. Contact Nick Addison for details 01273 467607 or 07730 803876.

By Pro-Earth, Apr 8 2016 09:40AM

Our preventative strategy to identify areas on construction sites that are at risk from spills of hydrocarbons and chemicals really paid off recently.

Team Van Oord (TVO), flood and coastal defence specialists, were asked by the Environment Agency to repair a leak at Green Level Pumping Station at Erith on the River Thames. TVO project and site managers identified gullies with drainage that ran into the Thames as a possible threat to the environment in the event of a spill.

On consultation, we recommended Pro-Earth Drain Covers were placed over the gullies. Our Drain Covers provide an ideal preventative solution – filled with SaveSorb, they let water pass through, while capturing contaminants like oils, diesel and chemicals.

This forward-thinking averted what could have been a major environmental incident.

Two weeks after the Drain Covers were put in place, a third-party articulated lorry left an industrial unit opposite the TVO site, and ignored signs highlighting a one-way system.

As it proceeded to drive around the system the wrong way, the lorry’s undercarriage connected with a ramp, which punctured the fuel tank and also disconnected TVO water hoses that were enabling dewatering on the site.

The contents of the fuel tank, as much as 200 litres, flooded onto the tarmac, mixed with the water being pumped out of the hoses and flowed towards the gullies protected by the Pro-Earth pads.

After the incident, testing proved that Pro-Earth Drain Covers prevented diesel entering the drainage system, and crucially, allowed ample time to manage the incident.

Not only did our Drain Covers prevent a major environmental incident, the cost of clean up of the spill was minimised.

Pro-Earth Drain Covers after doing their job of protecting the environment
Pro-Earth Drain Covers after doing their job of protecting the environment

By Pro-Earth, Jun 24 2015 03:08PM

The world's first containment and absorbent marine boom was recently deployed on the river Cray at Crayford in Surrey. A joint innovation between ourselves and Team Van Oord, a framework company, the boom was launched to the Environment Agency on Monday.

Our booms use SaveSorb to contain and absorb hydrocarbons and chemicals and are a significant improvement on traditional spill products that only block or coat themselves in oil, resulting in materials that are difficult to handle and are themselves a potential pollution risk.

The boom pictured has been developed with Team Van Oord to specifically account for high river flows or tidal shifts encountered on many projects.

Long term marine booms deployed in the fast-flowing river Cray
Long term marine booms deployed in the fast-flowing river Cray
Booms at Taplow Lock
Booms at Taplow Lock
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