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RHAMNOWASH 10

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-67
USEPA, OEM REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION DIVISION
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: AUGUST 3, 2015
“RHAMNOWASH 10”

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK

RHAMNOWASH 10
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent

II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT

Rhamnolipid, Inc.
511 West Bay Street, Suite 350
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (917) 576-7381
Direct: (704) 564-6445
Email: greccosg@rhamnolipid.com
Website: http://rhamnolipid.com/ Exit 
(Mr. Samuel G. Grecco)

III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS

Rhamnolipid Companies, Inc.
511 West Bay Street, Suite 350
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (917) 576-7381
Direct: (704) 564-6445
Email: kdesanto@rhamnolipid.com
Website: http://rhamnolipid.com/ Exit 
(Mr. Keith DeSanto)

IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION

1. Flammability: IMO, Non-flammable; DOT, Non-Hazardous
2. Ventilation: Inhalation causes irritation. Use in properly ventilated areas, with approved respiratory mask and goggles. Avoid creating mist where possible. If inhaled, allow plenty of fresh air and loosen clothing around neck. Contact physician immediately.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact: Exposure to skin can cause irritation if person has a history of dermal allergic reaction. Limit exposure and use rubber gloves. Wash with soap and water. If product comes in contact with the eyes, excess redness and swelling of the conjunctiva may occur. Causes moderate to severe irritation, which is experienced as discomfort or pain, excessive blinking and tear production, with marked excessive redness and swelling. Corneal injury may occur. Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. DO NOT remove contact lenses, if worn. Obtain medical attention without delay, preferably from an ophthalmologist. To avoid eye contact, wear goggles or a face shield. Ingestion of product can lead to nausea or diarrhea. If ingested, give two glasses of water to dilute product. DO NOT induce vomiting. Contact physician immediately. Treat as you would any chemical or biological material. Always wash hands thoroughly after use. Follow product sheets and SDS instructions.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 105°F
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 35°F
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 35°F to 75°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: Phase separation may occur over time, but mild agitation will reconstitute mixture.

V. SHELF LIFE
The shelf life of unopened containers (i.e., drums, totes, etc.) of RHAMNOWASH 10 exceeds five (5) years. Containers should always be capped when not in use to prevent spillage and/or contamination.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1. Application Method: RHAMNOWASH 10 can remove oil (e.g., crude, different grades of fuel oil, gasoline, and other petrochemicals) from soil, shorelines, sandy beaches, mangroves, or sea grasses. The product may be applied by hand or using mechanical sprayers, pressure washers, or mechanical soil washing equipment. After a soak time of approximately 30 minutes to 3 to 4 hours (depending on the nature of the spill repeat as necessary), the residual mixture may be recovered using conventional methods. Actual cleaning time will likely depend on the environmental conditions, chemistry of the spilled oil, and the cleaning method employed.

2. Concentration/Application Rate: On heavy oils, use RHAMNOWASH 10 (neat) directly on the spill, or use a 1:100 dilution ratio (product:water) depending on the nature of the oil (e.g., crude vs refined) and environmental conditions (e.g., warm vs cold water). Lighter oils may need a 1:100 to 1:1000 dilution ratios depending on the oil’s specific gravity and environmental conditions. RHAMNOWASH 10 maintains its surfactant properties at high levels of dilution, and works best when diluted with water (can use either saltwater or freshwater).

3. Conditions for Use: RHAMNOWASH 10 can be applied on oiled surfaces and shorelines in both freshwater and saltwater. Water temperatures less than 65°F may require higher dilution rates. Sorbent booms, oil skimmers, or other containment equipment should be positioned prior to and remain in place during product use to collect runoff from application and removal operations. Collect and contain runoff from oil/product mixture and dispose of such material in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
MATERIAL TESTED SPECIES LC50 (ppm)
RHAMNOWASH 10 Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
76.64 96-hr
164.61 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
10.85 96-hr
2.27 48-hr
RHAMNOWASH 10 & & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
13.70 96-hr
2.15 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SDS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
7.52 96-hr
5.47 48-hr

b. Effectiveness: NA

VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

NA

IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  1. Flash Point (ASTM D-56): >100°C
  2. Pour Point (ASTM D-97): 2.6ºC
  3. Viscosity (ASTM D-445): 2.02 cst @ 40°C
  4. Specific Gravity (ASTM D1298): 1.009 at 60°F
  5. pH (ASTM D-1293): 6.5
  6. Surface Active Agents: Anionic and nonionic, proprietary surfactants
  7. Solvents: None
  8. Additives: None
  9. Solubility: Miscible
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic <0.250
Cadmium <0.099
Chromium <0.250
Copper <0.740
Lead <0.200
Mercury <0.0033
Nickel <0.200
Zinc <5.000
Cyanide <2.500
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons <5.000