ALSOCUP

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #M-23
USEPA OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: NOVEMBER 23, 1998
"ALSOCUP"

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
ALSOCUP
Type of Product: Miscellaneous Oil Spill Control Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
REVCOM Associates
1550 Rimpau Ave. #53
Corona, CA 92881
Phone: (951) 737-0104
Email: revcom@sbcglobal.net
(Dave Naylor - President)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Marketed under trade name:
"Oil Lift Super Absorbent"

Environmental Building Science, Inc.
100-9200 Van Horne Way
Richmond, British Columbia
V6Z 1W3 Canada
Website: www.oillift.netExit EPA
Phone: (866) 543-8645
Phone: (604) 279-9994
Fax: (604) 279-9934
(Kevin Daum)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
NA
2. Ventilation:
NA
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
ALSOCUP is practically non-irritating to the eyes and is non-irritating to the skin. Safety glasses and protective clothing should be worn when applying the material. The product is not expected to cause irritation to the nose, throat, or respiratory tract.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 163ºF
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 0ºF
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 0ºF to 163ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: NA
V. SHELF LIFE
ALSOCUP has a shelf life of five years.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
ALSOCUP is used to collect petroleum-based products spilled on water or land. When ALSOCUP comes into contact with a petroleum product it chemically bonds and traps the petroleum. Once captured, spilled product cannot be released from ALSOCUP. ALSOCUP does not absorb water and will not sink. The product can be collected by skimming with pumps or mechanical devices.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
ALSOCUP is used by applying one pound of product to each 10 pounds of spilled petroleum products.
3. Conditions for Use:
Water temperature does not appear to affect the ability of ALSOCUP to collect petroleum products. Heavy seas may prevent containment of an oil spill, and the product would lose efficiency if the oil product dispersed. Booms and dams that contain the petroleum product into an area are most effective when using ALSOCUP. In water the motion of the sea will mix the product with oil. On land a mechanical means is necessary to combine the oil with ALSOCUP. ALSOCUP will collect petroleum products at any stage; however, it is most effective early in the spill before dispersion.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
ALSOCUP is a non-toxic substance. The product is generally considered to have a low order of acute oral toxicity.
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
ALSOCUP Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
>100 96-hr
>100 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
8.1 96-hr
3.9 48-hr
ALSOCUP & No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
14.0 96-hr
10.0 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
NA 96-hr
NA 48-hr

b . Effectiveness:
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: NA
2. Pour Point: NA
3. Viscosity: NA
4. Specific Gravity: NA
5. pH: NA
6. Surface Active Agents: NA
7. Solvents: NA
8. Additives: NA
9. Solubility in Water: NA
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic 0.0211
Cadmium 0.090
Chromium 0.456
Copper 0.445
Lead 0.454
Mercury 0.00492
Nickel 0.474
Zinc 0.433
Cyanide ND
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons NA

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