What is it?
Sorbtive media is an oxide-based, high surface area reactive engineered media that absorbs and retains large amounts of dissolved phosphorus. It does not desorb (leach) pollutants and has a low total phosphorus effluent concentration (< 0.1 mg/L). Sorbtive Media controls phosphorus by two mechanisms:
- Physical filtration is the removal of particulate-bound phosphorus and sediment, and
- Sorption is the physio-chemical removal of dissolved phosphorus (the biologically available portion). 
How is it being used?
The “Sorbtive Media” website highlights multiple projects where their product was used for phosphorus removal. At the Sturgeon Meadows Stormwater Management Facility in Leamington, Ontario, Sorbtive Media was applied as a retrofit component to enhance pollutant removal withing an existing dry pond as part of a treatment train. A 30 cm layer was applied within retrofitted trenches in combination with washed stone and rip rap rock to manage the expected treatment flow.
The Rumble Pond Retrofit project in Richmond Hill, Ontario used Sorbtive Media in combination with permeable interlocking pavers to enhance overall capacity of the pervious pavers.
A partnership between Credit Valley Conservation and the University of Guelph completed a project at the IMAX Corporation headquarters in which Sorbtive Media was used downstream of a bioretention cell to provide tertiary nutrient treatment.A project at Mayville Park in Upstate New York used six retrofit filtration cells surrounding draining inlets near a community centre, which previously had no stormwater treatment on-site.  In addition to these projects included on their website, Sorbtive Media was installed at the Colony Trail retrofit in East Gwillimbury. The Imbrium Sorbtive Media chamber removed an average of 66 % of dissolved phosphate from the site. 
- Imbrium Stormwater Treatment Solutions. Sorbtive Media. http://www.imbriumsystems.com/stormwater-treatment-solutions/sorbtive-media. Accessed October 6, 2017.
- Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA). Showcasing Water Innovation: Stormwater Performance Monitoring Report. 2013. http://www.lsrca.on.ca/Shared%20Documents/reports/swi_monitoring_2013.pdf. Accessed October 6, 2017.
- Balch G. Broadbent H, Wootton B, Collins S. Phosphorus Removal Performance of Bioretention Soil Mix Amended with Imbrium Systems Sorbtive Media. 2013. Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, in association with Fleming College. http://www.imbriumsystems.com/Portals/0/documents/sm/technical_docs/Fleming%20College%20CAWT%20Report%20on%20Sorbtive%20Media%20Performance.pdf