BIOGRASS® EXTRA

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-46
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: AUGUST 17, 2010
“BIOGRASS® EXTRA”
 

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
BIOGRASS® EXTRA
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
bioGRASS EXTRA MEXICANA S.A. de C.V.
Transvina y Retes 6103-2
Col. Panamericana
Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico C.P. 31210
Phone: (614) 413-3011
E-mail: pedro.murillo@biograssextra.com
Web site: www.biograssextra.com Exit
(Sr. Pedro Murillo)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Sun Equipment and Construction Co.
8855 Viscount Boulevard
PMB 249 Suite D
El Paso, TX 79925
Email: pedro.murillo@biograssextra.com
(Pedro Murillo, Director)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability: Non-flammable (DOT: Non-hazardous).
2. Ventilation: No special requirements.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact: No special equipment or clothing required, however goggles are recommended. In case of eye irritation, flush with plenty of fresh water.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 120°F continuous, 140°F up to 5 days
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 35°F
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40°F to 120°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: Mix well before use if outside the 60-85°F range.
V. SHELF LIFE
Two years minimum.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Recommended application procedures depending on concentration of contaminants, water salinity levels, water temperature, and the type and age of the contaminant.

There are two means of application: power spraying or direct application.
a. Application via power spraying: Use of a power washer to spray the contaminated surface. The action may be improved by warming the product during use.
b. Application via direct application: Remove contaminated soil, sand, etc. into a container. Irrigate the affected ground with the product and let it soak in. Agitate the mixture of water/product/ground and add additional water to float the contaminant off of the surface. A layer of product-contaminant will form which may be physically separated from the soil. The oil in this layer may be separated by dehydration or pumping to prepare the contaminant for disposal or reclamation. The clean soil or sand may be returned to its original environment.

The residue should be removed and disposed of as required by local, state, or federal regulations. The on-site coordinator can determine the best way to recover the residue based on the spill type, surface, and environment of the area.

Concentrations: The concentration of the BIOGRASS® EXTRA product to be used depends on the density of the contaminant. Normally the product is used in a one-to-one proportion with the contaminant.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
BIOGRASS® EXTRA Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
548.66 96-hr
703.43 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
2.51 96-hr
2.24 48-hr
BIOGRASS® EXTRA & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
2.54 96-hr
2.24 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SLS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
12.25 96-hr
11.71 48-hr

b. Effectiveness
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: >93°C
2. Pour Point: 21.0°F
3. Viscosity: 1.37 cst @40°C
4. Specific Gravity: 1.0253 @60°F
5. pH: 7.1
6. Surface Active Agents: Anionic and nonionic, proprietary, surfactants
7. Solvents: Water
8. Additives: Sodium phosphate dibasic, sodium chloride
9. Solubility: Miscible in water and some solvents
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic 0.0702
Cadmium 0.0024
Chromium 0.0174
Copper 0.0158
Lead 0.0086
Mercury <0.001
Nickel 0.0580
Zinc 0.3092
Cyanide <0.010
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons <1.0

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