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"GoodSorb is a Poly-acrylic acid, sodium salt, crosslinked super absorbent polymer and it's effectiveness is measured in its swelling properties. GoodSorb is Eco toxicologically safe and it's bio-compatibility makes it safe to compost."
Used for turning
difficult to handle liquids into a solid state which can then be easily manipulated.

GoodSorb is an incredibly absorbent material.

For the purposes of silt retention ponds we have found that a up to 300 fold uptake capacity can be achieved. This means that with the addition of 1m3 of Good Sorb between 100m3 too 300m3 of liquid silts can be transformed into a semi solid mix. This can then be trucked to a disposal site or landfill.


Alternatively, mixing through clean dry fill to create a stable blended material which can then be left on site. It is important however that the placement area be free of inflowing groundwater and it be covered by at least 300mm of clean dry fill to protect the Good Sorb granules from further water uptake.


The water captured within GoodSorb will eventually dry by evaporation or be taken up by plant root-lets.



  • High absorption - up to 330 times in sediment laden water

  • Cost effective handling solution

  • Helps material to be easily thickened or if necessary solidified for disposal

  • Non-water releasing encapsulations

  • Improved solid waste landfill

  • Biodegradable and environmentally friendly

  • Easily applied and works in 15 minutes once mixed correctly

  • Resulting product can be mixed with existing fill on site then topsoiled and seeded

  • No environmental issues with use

Silt pond to be treated with GoodSorb. Top layer of water needs to be pumped out first.

# A -  Dewatering Forebay. GoodRich Environmental Solutions NZ

Dewatering a Forebay using GOODSORB


Demonstrating this method using a small Forebay

Small Forebay, being used to demonstrate GoodSorb.

Apply the GoodSorb

to the Forebay

GoodRich's GoodSorb being Applied to the forebay.

Start Mixing

GoodRich's GoodSorb being mixed.

And continue to mix 

GoodSorb being mixed thoroughly.

Until well absorbed

GoodSorb being mixed.

Mixing is complete, and has now solidified enough that you can stand on it.

GoodSorb mixing complete. Originally a liquid is now turned to a solid.

The area can now be remediated

Area is now ready to be remediated.

And then left institu.

You can now leave the site insitu.
#  B - Post treatment. GoodRich Environmental Solutions NZ

In this example, the silt has been removed from a different Forebay using the GoodSorb, and can now be either mixed into fill or removed from site.

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