X-Tex Lipophilic Synthetic Fiber Absorbent

State of the Art - High Performance Sorbent

high performance absorbent fiber

X-TEX is a new and unique lipophilic media with a multitude of potential environmental applications.

X-TEX is produced from recycled synthetic fibers. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, these fibers are blended and processed into a lightweight fiber mass with enormous surface area and interstitial spaces creating a high performance sorbent and filter media*.

Our fiber blend is also utilized in our X-TEX Rolled Fabric, designed for use as a durable long lasting geo-textile and filter media.

  • Because of X-TEX's selective affinity for lipophilic ("oil attracting") it is very efficient in removing hydrocarbons from water.
  • X-TEX excels as a spill removal media capable of sorbing liquid hydrocarbons, including petroleum, animal and vegetable oils onto its vast fiber mass surfaces and into process-created interstitial spaces.
  • When used as a filter medium, water passes freely, while adsorption of target hydrocarbons begins on contact. X-TEX is extremely efficient due to the enormous lipophilic surface area of the altered fibers.
  • X-TEX works well as a fibrous supporting matrix for other water conditioning materials such as selective zeolites, activated carbon, zero-valent iron filings, etc. X-TEX can be "conditioned" to remove specific chemical compounds.
  • X-TEX is cost effective in comparison to many conventional filtering media, adsorbing/absorbing an average of 20 times its own weight of liquid hydrocarbons.
  • Approximately 85-90 % of sorbed oils can be reclaimed from X-TEX and the media reused.
  • In bench-scale testing, X-TEX has shown promising results in filtering out emulsified oils and hydrocarbons out of a water stream. This characteristic creates opportunities for the use of X-TEX in oil/water separation applications and other hydrocarbon filter projects.
  • X-TEX forms into cohesive mats or "wads" which can easily conform to various applications or filter devices.
  • X-TEX is environmentally benign and user-friendly. It does not leach harmful substances into the environment and when incinerated produces minimal residue or ash.
bulk fiber absorbent fabric

Choose either the exceptional X-TEX Bulk Fibers or our high performance X-TEX Rolled Fabric for the same stellar performance and results

 

 

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