Oil Spill Organic Beach Sand Surface Washing
SolBio R Product – Surface Washing Product
SolBio R Product Information:
SolBio is designed to perform effectively as an oil spill remediation product. The product is specifically intended as a surface washing compound. SolBio contains no surface active agents or detergents. The biosolvent SolBio is based upon a renewable (vegetable-derived / non-petroleum) source.
Flash Point : 360oF/170°C
Pour Point : 10oF/-10°C
Viscosity: 4.15 CST @ 104oF/40°C
Specific Gravity: 0.886 @ 60oF/15°C
pH : Neutral
Surface Active Agents : None
Solvents : No Petroleum Distillates
Solubility: 14 ppm in fresh water, 7 ppm in sea water.
The SolBio is applied to oiled shorelines to extract and recover weathered petroleum by flotation with passive water deluges from header pipes or manual spraying. Remaining residual hydrocarbons are biodegraded, either passively by intrinsic bioremediation, or aggressively by enhancing the process with controlled amounts of nutrients and/or acclimated cultures of bacteria cultured from the site, when approved by local, state and federal agencies. We supply the last on request.
The SolBio Process is most suitable for the treatment of heavily oiled shorelines that do not respond well to conventional treatments, or that are considered too sensitive for mechanical/pressure wash strategies.
Prior to the application of SolBio, collection booms, oil skimmers, sorbent pads, or other appropriate containment and collection mechanisms must be deployed and operational.
Concentration / Application Rate:
SolBio may be applied with a variety of spraying or washing equipment, depending upon the scale and type of shoreline to be cleaned. The product is to be used only neat and undiluted, for direct application to spilled oil. For large beach areas, SolBio can be sprayed from water trucks or work boats equipped with pumps, hoses, and nozzles to deliver the product as an aerial spray. In smaller applications, SolBio may be applied with hand sprayers or portable pumps to spray the product directly onto oiled surfaces. Dose rates will vary with the type and amount of petroleum spilled, the extent of weathering, and other site specific conditions, including temperature, porosity of shoreline, and residence time available to let the product contact the oil.
In general, the ratio of applied SolBio to crude oil is between 0.5:1 and 1:1. The quantity of SolBio applied should be approximately equivalent to the quantity of petroleum accumulated on the shoreline, or as required to dissolve and remove weathered oil. After application, the product should be allowed to penetrate and dissolve the weathered petroleum for at least one hour, preferably longer. Cold weather applications will require more contact time before initiating recovery. In tidal areas, it is advisable to apply the SolBio as the tide is ebbing (receding) to maximize contact time. Trapped oil may continue to be released for several days, requiring that containment devices be left in place.
Conditions For Use:
The fouling shoreline types are appropriate for the use of SolBio: Coarse sand beaches where petroleum has penetrated into sand; marsh areas and vegetated wetlands where oil has coated plants and become trapped; concrete bulkheads, rip rap and piers that may have trapped oil; oiled pilings; gravel or cobble shorelines and rocky shores, where oil has become trapped in pockets; and public beaches, fisheries, hatcheries, river banks, and other sensitive or high impact sites. The SolBio product has been field tested successfully for removing oil from mussel beds and intertidal zones, pilings and concrete rip rap. The SolBio also proved effective in facilitating the removal of oil from the banks and vegetation along an oiled creek.
For inquiry and RFQ, please email:
Jess C. Gregorio