US EPA approves Smart Sponge Plus technology

AbTech’s Smart Sponge Plus contains an antimicrobial agent which is effective in reducing coliform bacteria found in stormwater, industrial wastewater, and municipal wastewater. Smart Sponge can help to reduce pollution which contributes to more than 20,000 beach closures in America each year. Smart Sponge is also made in the form of booms, skimmers and on-water filtration systems designed to remove oil from marine waters.

Glenn Rink, AbTech Industries president and CEO said: “We are excited to provide our Smart Sponge technology to local governments and others who seek to address our nation’s most critical water pollution challenges, including coliform bacteria plaguing our public beaches, oil tainting our Gulf Coast region, and stormwater pollution running off our streets into public waterways. AbTech is prepared to address these challenges, and we are grateful to the EPA for their timely approval of our stormwater pollution filtration technology.”