BIODISPERS

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #D-9
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: JUNE 28, 2002
REVISED LISTING DATE:
"BIODISPERS"
(formerly PETROBIODISPERS)
 

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
BIODISPERS
Type of Product: Dispersant
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Petrotech America Corporation
130 William Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 933-9071, ext. 7001
Fax: (877) 226-4028
Email: info@helpenvironmental.com
(Mr. Lawrence Gallo)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Petrotech America Corporation
130 William Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 933-9071, ext. 7001
Fax: (877) 226-4028
Email: info@helpenvironmental.com
(Mr. Lawrence Gallo)

Manufacturing Plant:
Clariant Corp.
Charlotte, NC

H.E.L.P. Environmental
926 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
Non-flammable
2. Ventilation:
Use general ventilation to minimize exposure to vapor or mist.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
Skin contact - immediately flush with copious amounts of water. Remove and wash contaminated clothing and shoes. If irritation persists, see a doctor. Eye contact - may cause eye irritation. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water. If irritation persists, immediately see a doctor. Hygienic practices - wear safety glasses. Wear gloves in accordance with routine laboratory safety precautions.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: >70ºC
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -25ºC
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range:
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: No phase or chemical separation observed.
V. SHELF LIFE
The product has unlimited shelf life.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
Recommended application is by aircraft, fireboat monitors or similar apparatus.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
Concentration varies with spilled material - solvents at 5%, light oils at 10%, medium oils at 10%, and heavy oils at 10%.
3. Conditions for Use:
Data is for water temperature of 40ºF to 65ºF. There are no known application restrictions.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
BIODISPERS Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
13.46 96-hr
78.90 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
12.42 96-hr
2.82 48-hr
BIODISPERS & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
5.95 96-hr
2.66 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SDS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
11.84 96-hr
21.81 48-hr

b. Effectiveness:
SWIRLING FLASK DISPERSANT EFFECTIVENESS TEST WITH SOUTH LOUISIANA (S/L) AND PRUDHOE BAY (P/B) CRUDE OILS
Oil Effectiveness (%)
Prudhoe Bay Crude 51.0
South Louisiana Crude 63.0
Average of Prudhoe Bay and South Louisiana Crudes 57.0
VIII. MIROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point, ASTM Method D56: 193ºF
2. Pour Point, ASTM Method D97: -26ºF
3. Viscosity at 40ºC, ASTM Method D445: Initial boil point 104.2ºC, at 50 mL 109ºC, at 70mL 111ºC, at 80 mL 113.7ºC, final temperature 307.1ºC
4. Specific Gravity: 0.965
5. pH: 7
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: Water
8. Additives: None
9. Solubility: Product is 100% soluble in water.
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic <2.50
Cadmium <0.75
Chromium <0.75
Copper <0.50
Lead <5.00
Mercury N/D
Nickel <1.20
Zinc <0.50
Cyanide 3.90*
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons <5.00
N/D = Not detected
*During the analysis of cyanide on sample #V202057-01 (Petrotech Dispersant) analyst encountered interferences due to the matrix of sample. Soapy residue created a false positive for cyanide. Sample showed no traces of cyanide. Value related to the soap film turbidity.

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