MetalZorb® Metals Removal Media
MetalZorb® is a high capacity sponge filtration medium that effectively reduces, removes and recovers dissolved heavy metals, including lead, mercury, zinc and gold, found in stormwater and industrial process water discharge. With low impedance to flow, no backwash required, very high capacity and light in weight, this product is ideal for passive and in situ applications and helps achieve regulatory compliance.
Dissolved metals are absorbed in the media, preventing the captured metallic ions from leaching out. Whether the application is capturing dissolved heavy metals from non-point source pollution or reclaiming valuable metals from mining operations, MetalZorb gets the job done.
HOW IT WORKS
MetalZorb sponge cubes, available by the cubic foot, can fill a filter vessel or filtration insert, sized for the flow volume at each location. When confined in a filtration insert, they offer little impedance to water flowing through the unit and are not clogged by suspended solids. Sponge media can be compacted into Absorption Booms, as standalone treatment or in a treatment train. Effective ground water remediation can also be achieved by vertically positioning Absorption Booms filled with MetalZorb at the gate of a barrier wall funnel system.
To ensure ongoing efficacy, MetalZorb sponge product should be periodically retrieved and replaced with fresh sponge. Learn more about disposal considerations.
- No backwash required, alleviating the problems associated with disposal of dirty backwash water or regenerant chemicals
High capacity / non-leaching
Rapid absorption and low impedance to flow
Targets dissolved heavy metals including zinc, copper, lead and more
Wide variety of metals removed regardless of most other water chemistry factors (pH, temp, total dissolved solids)
Ideal for passive and in situ applications
Non-toxic, biodegradable, organic polymer
Can achieve 90% reduction in as little as 20 seconds
Available in two types for specific applications
Customized media blends address site-specific pollutants and water quality requirements
Highly effective absorptive sponge prevents release of captured pollutants
Economically provides water remediation
Lightweight sponge means lowers disposal cost
Metal-saturated sponge may be easily disposed as solid waste
Several simple disposal considerations
Improved water quality to help meet discharge requirements
Permanent absorption means no leaching or metal loss
Recover / reclaim valuable metals from sites like mine tailing ponds and manufacturing facilities while improving water quality
About MetalZorb and FORAGER Sponge
In 2008, CleanWay Environmental Partners acquired the FORAGER® Sponge product developed by Dynaphore for the effective removal of metals from water. CleanWay changed the name from FORAGER Sponge to MetalZorb®. Since the technology acquisition, CleanWay continued the product development of MetalZorb, incorporating enhancements in performance, production and expanding the application of the metals removal technology. The FORAGER Sponge product is now available exclusively from CleanWay under the name MetalZorb. FORAGER Sponge performance was proven in EPA Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Report EPA/540/R-94/522.
- Groundwater remediation
Landfill leachate treatment
Use as pre-treatment, in a treatment train or for final polishing
Highly effective in passive & in situ applications, remote locations or anywhere with unattended gravity flow
Can be deployed in new installations of CleanWay catch basin filtration systems
Replaces other manufacturers’ BMPs by replacing existing media
Flexible, portable Absorption Booms
Custom fabricated pressure or gravity fed systems that address site-specific pollutants
Your site or any site that needs to capture metals from runoff
MetalZorb is available in ready-to-install filter elements, absorption booms and in bulk purchase by the cubic foot.