ACME Sorbent is 100% derived from an ancient volcanic tuff, called Ignimbrite, that is mined from a rare deposit in Montana. Ignimbrite is both non-crystalline and amorphous, with incredible porosity and absorption abilities, it also caries an negative charge. Acme Sorbent has an incredible ability to both ABSORB and ADSORB liquids, odors and most VOC's. Non-toxic, safe and economical, Acme Sorbent's ability to tackle the most demanding jobs make it a natural choice over other chemically derived absorbents.
Adsorption vs. Absorption
Absorption is the process in which a fluid is dissolved by a liquid or a solid (absorbent). Adsorption is the process in which atoms, ions or molecules from a substance (it could be gas, liquid or dissolved solid) adhere to a surface of the adsorbent. Adsorption is a surface-based process where a film of adsorbate is created on the surface while absorption involves the entire volume of the absorbing substance.The absorption of ethylene gas maintains food freshness and reduces spoilage.The term sorption encompasses both processes.
A simple analogy would be imagine taking a dry sponge in your hand and placing it in a bucket of water, held there, it will eventually soak up its capacity of water on the SURFACE of the sponge. Then imagine taking a dry sponge and squeezing it tight in your hand before placing it in the bucket of water. Once in the water, upon opening your hand, the sponge would once again absorb the water, but while expanding back to its natural form, it would be also be adsorbing the water from the bucket into the ENTIRE VOLUME of the sponge, thus making it more source of sorption than other alternatives.
Acme Sorbent utilizes the most powerful odor eliminating technology known to man. Negative ions are found at their most abundant levels where the air is most pure and healthy. They are nature's most powerful air-cleansing agent and because most floating contaminates such as odors and allergens are positively charged, negatively charged ions neutralize odors. In environments where high densities of negative ions exist, these ions are able to reverse the charge of floating contaminates to a negative charge. This results in a magnetic attraction among the floating pollutants in the air, causing them to aggregate, or ''neutralize'' one another. Acme Sorbent is also a regenerating product, it will release trapped odors when periodically placed in a fresh air environment for 24-48 hours.
Directions for Use
Foods - place Acme Sorbent inside food container to keep ethylene gases at a minimum
Spills - broadcast as needed to cover and absorb effected area. Sweep up and remove for proper disposal
Odors - broadcast or mix with litter as needed to adsorb odors and most VOC's