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BIOSOLVE® HYDROCARBON MITIGATION™ AGENT

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-20
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: MARCH 21, 1997
"BIOSOLVE® HYDROCARBON MITIGATION™ AGENT"

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
BIOSOLVE® HYDROCARBON MITIGATION™ AGENT
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent

II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER
The BioSolve® Company
329 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Phone: (781) 482-7900 or (800) 225-3909
Fax: (781) 482-7909
Web site: http://www.biosolve.com
E-mail: info@biosolve.com
(Mr. Karl Loos or Mr. James Edgerly)

III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
The BioSolve® Company
329 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Phone: (781) 482-7900 or (800) 225-3909
Fax: (781) 482-7909
Web site: http://www.biosolve.com
E-mail: info@biosolve.com
(Mr. Karl Loos or Mr. James Edgerly)

IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
Non-flammable
2. Ventilation:
Normal
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
Flush contaminated eyes thoroughly with water for 15 minutes, and get medical attention. Remove contaminated clothing, wash exposed area with soap and water, wash clothing before reuse. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Get medical attention for ingestion. No medical attention is necessary with inhalation. There are no special storage requirements or special handling precautions; use good normal hygiene.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 120ºF (50ºC)
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 35ºF (1.5ºC)
4.c. Optimum storage temperature: 60ºF (15ºC)
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: Not applicable.

V. SHELF LIFE
BIOSOLVE® has a 10+ year shelf life if unopened.

VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
Dilute or use eductors to specified rate and apply through fire hose, power washers, steam powered units, or chemical boom sprayers with nozzles that produce a shearing action. Special nozzles to apply the solution as droplets are not necessary. For shoreline cleanup involving heavy or weathered crude, presoak to a 6% solution may be necessary.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
BIOSOLVE® is a highly concentrated product and must be diluted with water before use. Dilution ratios vary depending on site specific conditions. Dilution ratio's normally run at 6%, 3%, or 1%. For heavy, mousse, or weathered oil, a 3% to 6% solution should be applied. For light or refined products, apply at 2% to 3%. For sheens, apply at .5 to 1%. Since testing shows that BIOSOLVE® quickly emulsifies weathered crude, it is not critical to apply immediately after a spill occurs; impact considerations can be fully considered prior to action taken.
Surface Washing Applications: BIOSOLVE® applied through power washers in light dilution is very effective in attaining the removal of oils from rock, cobblestone, shorelines, and sea walls. In marsh or wetland applications, BIOSOLVE® prevents the oil from clinging to grasses and mangroves.
Rigs and Platforms: BIOSOLVE® is used to inert undersea pipelines before plugging and abandonment, degas tanks and platforms during workover operations, and to wash drill cuttings to remove oils and prevent sheens on surface waters.
3. Conditions for Use:
May be used with salt or fresh water. Temperature is not relevant.

VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
BIOSOLVE® Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
6.4 96-hr
3.6 48-hr
 
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
5.6 96-hr
2.7 48-hr
 
BIOSOLVE® & No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
7.4 96-hr
1.3 48-hr
 
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
7.2 96-hr
13.4 48-hr
 
NOTE: This toxicity data was derived using the concentrated product. See section VI of this bulletin for information regarding the manufacturer's recommendations for concentrations and application rates for field use.

b. Effectiveness:
NA

VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA

IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
(Liquid concentrate)
1. Flash Point: NA, Water based > 200ºF (93.3ºC)
2. Pour Point: 32.9ºF (0.5ºC)
3. Viscosity: 77.5 Centistrokes (concentrate), 490 centipoise (concentrate), 15 centipoise at 6%, at 60.08ºF (15.6ºC)
4. Specific Gravity: 1.025 at 60ºF (15.5ºC)
5. pH: 9.37 +/- .5
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: CONFIDENTIAL
8. Additives: CONFIDENTIAL
9. Solubility: Complete-true solution formed with water

X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic ND < 0.2
Cadmium ND < 0.18
Chromium ND < 0.5
Copper ND < 0.6
Lead ND < 0.2
Mercury ND < 0.07
Nickel ND < 0.6
Silver ND < 0.4
Zinc 0.51
Cyanide ND < 0.01
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND < 0.5



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