Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dragon Sorb Product

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Sawdust and Cocopeat Images

These images were obtained after testing with a microscope to ensure that our raw material meets our highest demands and that it contains 100% cocopeat. It’s easy to see the difference between cocopeat and sawdust with a microscope. The surface of sawdust is flat and has sharp edges. The surface of cocopeat has an uneven surface with ‘bubbles’. Cocopeat is similar in for to a cocoon with a honeycomb structure inside. Because of its surface and honeycomb structure, cocopeat make the excellent absorption for many different kinds of liquids.

The images are best viewed by clicking on any one image. A box should appear with a larger image. Click on the ‘i’ to find out what you are looking at.


Testing Our Absorbent Material on Lube and Diesel Oil

Below is the test video we made to show you the amazing absorption qualities of our absorbent material. Just in case you are on your phone at a family wedding and can’t listen to the audio, he is a quick synopsis of the narration, which I did myself by the way.

In the first half of the video, you can see our absorbent material being tested on lube oil. As I say in the video, one thing that is fascinating is the speed in which the oil spreads over the water. As you can see, the test is being done in a tank. There is obviously no water movement in the tank and yet it is surprising how fast the oil spreads.

It might be a little difficult to see this movement and/or the oil itself. That is why in the second part of the video, we used diesel oil dyed with food colouring. Now, the spread of the oil is much more noticeable.

In both tests, you can see how well our material absorbs the oil. Notice how our material sits on top of the oil. Other absorbents, such as sawdust, sink which means they absorb the oil from the top. Unfortunately, it means that other absorbents absorb the water from below.

It doesn’t take having a PhD to work out that this means that other absorbents are much less efficient than ours. Not only is more absorbent material needed but also more time is needed to absorb all the oil. Of course, this has the potential to be more damaging to the environment as well.

When you play the video, depending on your bandwidth, you might find it better to hit the pause button for a minute or two. That way, you will get a better viewing experience.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video. If you need anymore information, please ask a question in the comment section below or get in contact with us through the ‘Contact Us’ page in the menu above.