UltraTech Ultra-X-Tex is a new and unique lipophilic media with a multitude of potential environmental applications. Ultra-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 Ultra-X-Tex rolled fabric, designed for use as a durable long lasting geo-textile and filter media. Because of Ultra-X-Tex's selective affinity for lipophilic ("oil attracting") it is very efficient in removing hydrocarbons from water. Ultra-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. Ultra-X-Tex is extremely efficient due to the enormous lipophilic surface area of the altered fibers. Ultra-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. Ultra-X-Tex can be 'conditioned' to remove specific chemical compounds. Ultra-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 percent of sorbed oils can be reclaimed from Ultra-X-Tex and the media reused. In bench-scale testing, Ultra-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 Ultra-X-Tex in oil/water separation applications and other hydrocarbon filter projects. Measures 250-feet length by 60-inches width.
Designed for use as a durable long lasting geotextile and filter media
Allows large volumes of water to pass through while sorbing liquid hydrocarbons, including petroleum, animal and vegetable oils
Cost effective absorbs an average of 20 times its own weight of liquid hydrocarbons
Great for use in oil/water separators, stormwater and wastewater filtration systems and water polishing applications
Measures 250-feet length by 60-inches width