Osorb® Media

Osorb® Media for
LID Stormwater Management
Dr. Paul L. Edmiston
[email protected]
Dr. Hanbae Yang
Environmental Engineer
[email protected]
ABSMaterials, Inc.
1909 Old Mansfield Rd.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Complete Presentation
ABSMaterials Products
Advanced Materials to Treat Water
Urban stormwater
Agricultural: pesticides, nutrients
Industrial waters
Green infrastructure and low impact stormwater systems
Waterway and watershed protection
Golf courses
Marinas, bilge
Industrial and agricultural run-off
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Osorb® Media
Osorb is a highly porous and flexible polysilsesquioxane. The
network expands upon absorption of organic liquids and vapors.
Does not absorb water
Swelling is due nanomechanical expansion of a mesoporous silica matrix.
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Other features of Osorb media
1. Reactive metal particles (ex. Fe0) can be incorporated into Osorb.
2. Osorb is biocompatible and resists biofilm formation.
3. Adsorption is reversible allow processes such as in situ bioregeneration.
4. NSF 61 certification currently in progress.
Internal and Third Party Testing
Estrogen mimics
NP nutrients
Internal/data shared with manufacturer
Water technology client in Korea
Internal and Thames Water in near future
Internal and brownfield remediation client
Internal and brownfield remediation client
Ohio EPA
Internal and Scottish Water
Internal and Ohio State University
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Full Scale: College of Wooster, NSF Bioswale
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Drinking Water: Osorb®-Coated Sand
Regular Filter Sand
smooth hydrophilic surface – no contaminant removal
Organosilica Coated Sand
microporous, hydrophobic layer – adsorbent film
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Drinking Water: Osorb Treatment Concept
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Drinking Water: Osorb®-Metal Composites
Metal-Osorb composites can be
manufactured. Fe-Osorb preferred.
- Examined reduction of motor oil, nitrate,
phosphate, atrazine, estradiol, triclosan, and
ethylene glycol.
- Continue research to determine reduction
mechanism and longevity.
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Osorb Stormwater and LID Systems
Low cost, highly effective way to treat stormwater in place.
→ 4.5 Acres Total Drainage
→ Footprint: 2,400 sq. ft.
→ 5,000,000 gallons rain/year
→ $105,000
→ 12 Year Service Cycle
→ $0.0013/gallon cost
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Osorb System - General Concept Design
Osorb is mixed 0.2-1% in the soil near the rhizosphere layer to buffer contaminants.
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Bio-Mix Osorb® Enhanced Bioswale
Why Osorb?: It is mixed in soil (1%) and absorbs toxins
from stormwater inputs protecting plants and animals
BioMix-Osorb is a blend of glass which when added to swales and filter strips will
allow 30-90% improvements on nutrient controls.
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Above ground biomass
Better plant growth performance with Fe-Osorb amendments.
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Industrial Bioswale Design
Pollutant Loads and Removal Efficiencies
Measured at OARDC STAR Lab test facility.
10-27-12, >4 inches of rainfall this day from Superstorm
Sandy. Bioswale design for 1.0-1.5 inch rainfall.
2012-14 NSF SBIR
Funded Research
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Industrial Bioswale Design
Pollutant Loads and Removal Efficiencies
a Net mass removal (%) for each runoff event performed by integrating hourly flow rate and concentration data collected from influent and effluent.
b Spiked solution consisted of nitrate (50 g N), phosphate (50 g P), atrazine (500 mg), 2,4-D (500 mg), Cu (20 g), Pb (20 g), and Zn (60 g) were added
into the
bioretention system during a rainfall event
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Osorb Bioswales in Ohio: CLE Airport
CLE010 – Osorb System for Deicer Runoff Treatment
Water Unsaturated Zone
(225,000 sq. ft.)
1 inch rainfall = 1.65 million gallons of runoff
Water Saturated Zone
BioMix-Osorb (0.5% w/w) soil
(620,000sq. ft. in 0.5 ft. layer)
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LID systems where Osorb can be deployed
Osorb protects biology and
improves treatment performance of
LID systems
Green Roof
Rain Garden
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