BIO-W Floating Absorbent

A bioremediation agent that eats hydrocarbons floating in water.

Product Overview

SpillAway Brands developed Bio-W to solve one of the most difficult contamination problems facing industry. Bio-W is the first bio-remedial, floating absorbent designed to absorb and control most hydrocarbons floating on water. This product has the ability to repel water therefore allowing it to "hold" only the hydrocarbon it absorbs. When the hydrocarbons are "locked" into the fibers of Bio-W, the microbes will begin to remediate the contaminant turning the hydrocarbon into harmless carbon dioxide (CO2) and water.

Bio-W will float even when fully saturated with the hydrocarbon. It will not leach or drain during the bio-remedial process. This product is a natural, non-hazardous, non-polluting product that is manufactured through a patented process to solve contamination problems on water & reduce the cost of disposal of these contaminants.

Bio-W is commonly used in many areas:

  • Construction Sites
  • Retention Basins
  • Drainage Ditches
  • Oil-Water Interceptors
  • Rail Yards
  • Vehicle Maintenance Areas
  • Shopping Malls
  • Maintenance Areas
  • Holding Lagoons
  • Manhole Areas
  • Elevator Pits
  • Airports
  • Oil-Water Separators
  • Utility Vaults
  • Oil Storage Areas
  • Vehicle Parking Areas
  • Ponds
  • Open Water Areas
  • Chemical Storage Area
  • Pumping Stations
  • Trailer Interiors
  • Trenches
  • Auto & Truck Wash Areas
  • Forestry Mills

How to use

Bio-W will work well on both fresh and salt water. Warmer temperatures allow Bio-W to work faster.

  1. Spread Bio-W evenly over the surface of the water, covering the "floating" contaminant. You do not need to cover the entire contaminant; Bio-W will draw the contaminant to itself.
  2. Let Bio-W absorb the contaminant. Bio-W will float even after it has absorbed all the contaminant.
  3. Remove all of the Bio-W from the surface of the water with a net, rake, skimmer or any convenient device (even a wooden board) that will skim the surface of the water.
  4. Place the used Bio-W in a plastic bag, close the top, and let the used Bio-W stay in the bag for 10 days or more. After this, Bio-W may be mulched or raked into contaminated soil to help clean up those areas as well. Dispose of according to local, state & federal regulations.


Product photo
Packaging Available BIO-005 . . . . . 5 gallon cubitainer
Appearance Light Gray Flakes
Odor Odorless
Soluble in Water Insoluble
pH Dry 7.0
pH With Water 6.9 to 7.9
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