BG-CLEAN™ 401

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-32
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: JULY 21, 2006
REVISED LISTING DATE:
"BG-CLEAN™ 401"
 

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
BG-CLEAN™ 401
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Amiran BioChemicals, LLC
610 W Rawson Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone: (414) 571-6230
Fax: (414) 571-6231
(Dr. Mohsen Amiran)
Phone: (414) 939-8405
Fax: (414) 571-6231
Email: aamiran@amiran-technologies.com or jwilde@amiran-technologies.com
(Ms. Allana Amiran or Mr. Jason Wilde at (703) 216-0194)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Amiran BioChemicals, LLC
610 W Rawson Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone: (414) 571-6230
Fax: (414) 571-6231
(Dr. Mohsen Amiran)
BioCenter, Inc.
610 W Rawson Avenue
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone: (414) 768-7100
Fax: (414) 768-7106
Email: skelling@aol.com
(Mr. Scott Kelling)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
BG-CLEAN™ 401 is not classified as flammable by either USDOT or IMO regulations.
2. Ventilation:
Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
BG-CLEAN™ 401 is an organic compound with a slightly alkaline pH. No extraordinary precautions are required during handling. Avoid unnecessary contact with skin or eyes. No special protective clothing is required. Body areas exposed to BG-CLEAN™ 401 may be flushed with water to clean off the chemical.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 180°F
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -25°F
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 68°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: BG-CLEAN™ 401 is not adversely affected by changes in storage temperature unless evaporation is allowed to occur. Phase separation does not occur when the product is stored in below freezing conditions. BG-Clean 401™ is ready for use as soon as it is rewarmed to approximately 34-40°F. Product will expand when frozen.
V. SHELF LIFE
The shelf life of unopened containers of BG-CLEAN™ 401 is unlimited. Containers should always be capped when not in use to prevent contamination and evaporation.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURES
1. Application Method:
BG-CLEAN™ 401 is applied by one of two methods. 1) For situations where cleanup starts shortly after contamination and the oil has not yet weathered, use a high pressure spray. BG-CLEAN™ 401 is proportioned into a stream of water and sprayed directly on the surface to be cleaned at a rate of 60-70 gpm. 2) For difficult cleaning situations such as weathered crude oil on a rocky beach, a three step procedure should be used. First presoak the contaminated area by proportioning BG-CLEAN™ 401 into a low pressure stream of water at a rate of about 20 gpm. Allow the spray to soak for 15-30 minutes. Then proportion BG-CLEAN™ 401 into a high pressure water stream and apply at a rate of 60-70 gpm. Selection of the best procedure depends on site conditions.
BG-CLEAN™ 401 effectiveness is increased when applied with water heated to between 100°F and 180°F. As ambient temperature decreases, the benefits of applying heated spray increase. The efficiency of BG-Clean™ 401 depends directly on mixing of the BG-CLEAN™ 401 molecules with the hydrocarbon molecules. Given good mixing, BG-CLEAN™ 401 can be used on all hydrocarbons except asphalt.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
Dilute BG-CLEAN™ 401 water. The amount of spray required varies with the amount of oil. Concentrations ranging from 5:1 to 100:1 have been found useful depending on hydrocarbon concentrations and viscosity. During application, adjust the concentration of BG-CLEAN™ 401 to suit the cleaning effect desired.
3. Conditions for Use:
BG-CLEAN™ 401 is recommended as a cleaner for piers, seawalls, pilings, ship’s hulls, and rocky beaches. It can be used on metal, wood, and plastics. BG-CLEAN™ 401 is also highly useful for cleaning contaminated solids such as soil. This includes a range from normal soil aggregate to 100% sand. Two conditions are required for maximum cleaning; thorough mixing of BG-CLEAN™ 401 with the oil and an adequate concentration of BG-CLEAN™ 401.
VII. TOXICIY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
BG-CLEAN™ 401 Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
787.00 96-hr
477.00 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
16.90 96-hr
2.92 48-hr
BG-CLEAN™ 401 & No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
13.10 96-hr
2.86 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3.93 96-hr
8.80 48-hr
b. Effectiveness:
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND COMPONENTS
1. Flash Point, ASTM D-93: >76.6°C (>170°F)
2. Pour Point, ASTM D-97: -4°C
3. Viscosity, ASTM D-88: 24 SUS@ 100°F
4. Specific Gravity, ASTM D-1298: 1.00604 @ 60°F
5. pH: 8.227
6. Surface Active Agents: Proprietary
7. Solvents: Proprietary
8. Additives: Proprietary
9. Solubility: Miscible in water
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic < 0.118
Cadmium < 0.020
Chromium < 0.125
Copper 0.049
Lead 0.166
Mercury < 0.02
Nickel < 0.125
Zinc 0.280
Cyanide 0.002
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND

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