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.