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® Natural Ammonia Odor & Spill Absorbent 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® Natural Ammonia Odor & Spill Absorbent 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® Natural Ammonia Odor & Spill Absorbent 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® Natural Ammonia Odor & Spill Absorbent 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.
Reusing and Recycling AmmoSorb® Products
AmmoSorb® is unique and superior to other ammonia control products and have more combined environmental and safety benefits then any other ammonia control product on the market.
AmmoSorb® is non-toxic, safe, reusable, recyclable, natural, odorless, non-flammable and non-caustic. AmmoSorb® is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for eliminating a wide variety of odors without adding pollutants to the air you breathe. It does not contain VOCs, harmful or ozone depleting chemicals and is especially beneficial for those suffering from allergies and chemical sensitivity. No fossil fuels are used in the production of AmmoSorb® ammonia control media.
How to Rejuvenate AmmoSorb® Deodorizer Pouches
AmmoSorb® Ammonia Removal Pouches may be used repeatedly after periodically rejuvenating them. To rejuvenate, simply place in direct sunlight for a day and reuse. Rejuvenate the AmmoSorb® Ammonia Removal Pouches weekly until a noticeable decrease in odor is detected. Thereafter, rejuvenate them when odor levels increase or every 3-4 months. There is no set limit to the number of times the AmmoSorb® Ammonia Removal Pouches can be rejuvenated and could work for years so they very cost effective. The actual number of times AmmoSorb® can be rejuvenated and its actual life span will depend on the odor concentrations, temperature, humidity and velocity of air flow it is exposed to. Replace the pouches every 3-4 months or when rejuvenation fails to work.
How to Rejuvenate AmmoSorb® Deodorizer Pouches for Maximum Effectiveness
For extra effectiveness, soak the AmmoSorb® Ammonia Removal Pouch in a 10% sodium chloride solution (5 oz. table salt/50 oz. water) for 20 hours with occasional agitation, rinse in water and air dry BEFORE placing in the sun for a day. This is a little bit more work but will enhance the effectiveness of the rejuvenated AmmoSorb® pouches when reused. Sodium chloride is commonly known as table salt.
How to Recycle AmmoSorb®
The unused AmmoSorb® ammonia control media are natural, non-hazardous and environmentally safe. You may remove this material from the pouch and apply to gardens, flower beds, yards, fields, potting soil and plant beds with thorough watering. It will act as a slow release fertilizer and help retain soil moisture.
If AmmoSorb® is ONLY exposed to ammonia, it can be recycled by applying to gardens, flower beds, yards, fields, potting soil and plant beds with thorough watering. It will act as a slow release fertilizer and help retain soil moisture.
If AmmoSorb® is exposed to hazardous or toxic odors or pollutants, it will be considered as such and should be disposed according to all relevant local, state and federal regulations and not recycled as described above.
Even Low Levels of Ammonia can be Unhealthy & Hazardous
Ammonia can be found in many agricultural, commercial and industrial operations. It can be formed aerobically as well as anaerobically by microorganisms, generated in industrial operations as a by-product or from the volatilization of ammonium ions and accidentally released from commercial coolers. 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.
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 animals are exposed to ammonia they experience a significant weight gain and feed efficiency loss.
The AmmoSorb® Natural Ammonia Odor & Spill Absorbent Granules can be effectively used to absorb, neutralize and encapsulate ammonia as well as ammonium ions for safe disposal. AmmoSorb® will rapidly absorb spills, cleanse the air of noxious ammonia odors, complement existing ventilation systems, and create a safer environment.
For a breath of fresh air, simply sprinkle AmmoSorb® granules generously on spill, allow to absorb, clean and smell the difference. It may also be placed in open containers near spill to eliminate ammonia odors.
AmmoSorb® is non-toxic, safe, reusable, recyclable, natural, odorless, non-flammable and non-caustic. AmmoSorb® is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for eliminating dangerous ammonia odors without adding pollutants to the air you breathe. It does not contain VOCs, harmful or ozone depleting chemicals and is especially beneficial for those suffering from allergies and chemical sensitivity. No fossil fuels are used in the production of AmmoSorb® ammonia spill and odor control media.
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Are the Ammosorb granules in the hanging pouches the same as the granules you sell for sprinkling? 2. How many granules do you get in the hanging pouch? I notice that the 2.5lb pack of granules costs $14.99, and the hanging pouch costs $24.99...with no mention of the mass. Thank you for your response! I'm on a tight budget with a big air quality problem. I look forward to trying these out!
The main difference between the AMMOSORB pouches and the granules are that the pouches are designed to be reusable for years whereas the granules are mainly for a single use. The pouches weigh about 2 lb. but they may be more cost effective for you since they are reusable for years.
We have ammonia smell in a bathroom and have tried everything: Traps wet Bore scope of sewer pipes all the way to outside tank: clean. Took out tile in shower and replaced: no effect. Took out toilet and resealed: no effect. Toilet may possibly have had a bad seal in past, but no water ever observed. What could it be and how do we solve this mystery?
I would recommend placing an AMMOSORB Reusable Ammonia Absorbent Pouch in the toilet to continuously absorb and eliminate the ammonia odors. It will get rid of the ammonia no matter the source
We use a 30% Aqua ammonia solution. How much AMMOSORB Eco Ammonia Eliminator Granules: 50 lb bags would we need to contain a 55 gallon drum spill?
I would approximate that you would need 2 x 50 lb. bags to absorb a 55 gallon drum ammonia spill. If you planning for an ammonia spill emergency, I would suggest verifying the exact amount by doing a test on 32 oz. a 30% Aqua ammonia solution.
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