Ammonia Spill and Odor Problems
Ammonia is commonly found in many agricultural and industrial operations. It can be formed aerobically as well as anaerobically by microorganisms. It can also be generated in industrial operations as a by-product or from the volatilization of ammonium ions, NH4+. Ammonia disperses easily since it is lighter than air and does not settle in low lying areas like hydrogen sulfide and other dense odorous compounds.
This makes ammonia odors more prevalent on-site than off-site. Even low levels of ammonia can be unhealthy and hazardous to both humans and animals. It can cause damage to the respiratory tract and depress airway defense mechanisms. Furthermore, experiments have shown that when poultry, pigs, and lambs are exposed to ammonia they experience a significant feed efficiency and weight gain loss. Unfortunately, most ventilation systems only recirculate room air and remove large particulate matter such as dirt, dust, and lint. Noxious ammonia odors are left free to recirculate in the air you breathe. Over time, they could increase in concentration and result in serious air pollution problems. This could lead to complaints from employees and OSHA fines.
AmmoSorb™ Ammonia Removal Granules were specially developed to adsorb, neutralize, and encapsulate agricultural and industrial ammonia spills and odors on contact. AmmoSorb™ will truly cleanse the air of noxious ammonia odors and complement existing ventilation systems. This will result in a safer and healthier environment that will be appreciated by all.
It's No Cover-up
The AmmoSorb™ Ammonia Removal Granules are natural deodorizers that can be used to eliminate noxious ammonia odors instead of merely masking them with fragrances. AmmoSorb™ works through absorption, adsorption and cation exchange. AmmoSorb™ is negatively charged whereas ammonia rides on positively charged particles. As a result, AmmoSorb™ draws in ammonia odors like a strong magnet. Thereafter, it traps, neutralizes, and encapsulates the odors without smelly cover-ups. Furthermore, it can trap ammonium ions, NH4+, in the liquid phase through a process of ion exchange thus reducing the ammonia concentration, NH3. The molecular structure of AmmoSorb™ is made up of a lattice structure arranged to form a honeycomb framework of billions of interconnecting channels. This gives AmmoSorb™ an enormous surface area which is larger than several football fields. The latter enables AmmoSorb™ to eliminate phenomenal amounts of ammonia odors and work for months.
The AmmoSorb™ Ammonia Removal Granules are non-toxic, safe, non-hazardous, natural, non-scented, non-flammable, recyclable, and non-caustic. It is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for cleaning up ammonia spills and eliminating ammonia odors without using pollutants and improving indoor air quality. AmmoSorb™ does not contain chemical additives and is especially beneficial for those suffering from chemical sensitivity.
AmmoSorb™ can be effectively used by all types of agricultural, industrial, and commercial facilities to eliminate ammonia odors and spills. Typical applications include:
Ammonia spills, animal hospitals, animal stalls, animal waste, aquariums, box cars, chemical plants, chemical storage areas, compost, food processing areas, fish hatcheries, kennels, laboratories, litter boxes, manufacturing facilities, manure, urine accidents, pet areas, photography, ponds, printing, reprography, safety cabinets, salons, shipping containers, transportation vehicles, veterinarians, waste containers, water treatment, and any other area with ammonia odor problems.
For a breath of fresh air, simply sprinkle AmmoSorb™ granules generously on spill, allow to react, clean, and smell the difference. Repeat, if necessary, until odor is eliminated. AmmoSorb™ granules are non-flammable and will reduce the aggressiveness of acids in their liquid form and aid in the solidification of hazardous sludge. This product can also be placed in an open top container close to ammonia odors to adsorb them. Use at least 4 pounds for every 400 square feet. This product will function most efficiently in an enclosed area with good air circulation. For extra effectiveness, use this product in conjunction with the AmmoSorb™ Ammonia Removal Pouch.
The unused AmmoSorb™ Ammonia Removal Granules are non-hazardous and environmentally safe. Provided it has only been exposed to ammonia, depleted AmmoSorb™ granules can be recycled and reused as a slow release nitrogen fertilizer in planting areas such as gardens, flower beds, yards, fields, potting soil, and plant beds with thorough watering. However, if AmmoSorb™ has been exposed to hazardous or toxic substances it should be disposed according to all relevant local, state, and federal regulations.