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Article archive for November, 2010

  • November 29th, 2010

    What a difference a letter makes

    A rock can only adsorb liquid by coating the surface Tweet How many of you have heard the word adsorb?  No, not absorb, but adsorb.  Most people haven’t, but it makes a huge difference. Let’s look at the difference in the context of spill clean-up: • adsorption: retention of the pollutant on the surface of the sorbent • absorption: retention of the pollutant within the [...]

  • November 16th, 2010

    Two Words: Safety First

    Wet Floor As the son of a Grocery Store Manager I have spent most of my life in and around supermarkets. I remember spending many summer afternoons hanging around the store with the entire building as my personal playground. I would play in the warehouse all day making forts out of old pallets and paper towel boxes