Absorbent powder is a versatile product used to clean up liquids safely. Sometimes called vomit powder, absorbent powder soaks up water and other fluids within seconds and turns it into a gel-like substance that can be scraped up and disposed of more safely. This includes biohazard spills such as blood, urine, and vomit on hard surfaces like a countertop, floor, or pavement. It is also safe to use on carpets (and even on grass!) to make cleaning up spills safer and easier.
Absorbent powder is classed as a type of disinfectant granule. These granules are scientifically formulated to absorb and contain any liquid they come into contact with. Just 10g of the powder can rapidly absorb up to 1 litre of water.
It contains a disinfectant agent that will assist in cleaning the spillage area, while the liquid covered with absorbent powder will quickly turn into a much more containable solid that can be scraped up. This process helps reduce the risk of leaving a residue on the surface and prevents accidental splashes and drips of the liquid being cleaned up.
Hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, and schools keep absorbent powder on hand due to its speed and effectiveness at cleaning up bodily fluids. Absorbent powder is highly versatile and can quickly absorb a wide range of liquids, including biohazards and other liquids:
- Saliva or mucus
- Animal waste
- Petrol and diesel
- Paints (including oil and water-based)
- Hot and cold beverages
- Vegetable oils