CIAGENT

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #M-17
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: FEBRUARY 25, 1994
REVISED LISTING DATE: JUNE 14, 1995
"CIAGENT"
(formerly CI AGENT, CHEAP INSURANCE, & PETRO-CAPTURE)
 

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
CIAGENT
(formerly CI AGENT, CHEAP INSURANCE, & PETRO-CAPTURE
Type of Product: Miscellaneous Oil Spill Control Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
CIAGENT Solutions, LLC
11760 Commonwealth Dr.
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 267-0101
(800) 255-6073
Fax: (502) 267-0181
Email: dan@ciagent.com
(Mr. Dan Parker)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
CIAGENT Solutions, LLC
11760 Commonwealth Dr.
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 267-0101
(800) 255-6073
Fax: (502) 267-0181
Email: dan@ciagent.com
(Mr. Dan Parker)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
Flammable solid at > 210ºF.
2. Ventilation:
Normal ventilation is adequate.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
Product may cause slight eye irritation if in contact with eyes. Use protective eye goggles when handling the product. In case of eye contact, flush eyes with water. In an enclosed environment, workers should wear a dust mask for personal comfort. In case of a confined space fire, do not enter without full bunker gear and positive pressure NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus. Maintain fire watch at 450ºF.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 190ºF
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: None
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 50ºF - 80ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: None
Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents due to possible oxidation reaction with the product.
V. SHELF LIFE
> 5 years, if stored in cool dry area, away from direct sunlight.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURES
1. Application Method:
For small scale spills on water (salt or fresh), CIAGENT can be broadcast directly onto the spill, spreading a thin layer from the outer edge into the middle of the spill. Agitation is not necessary. The product is also available in oil absorbent, water repellant booms and pillows.
For large spills on water (fresh or salt), CIAGENT may be deployed with an air or water stream directed at the leading edge of the spill. Because of its fine particulate nature, static buildup may occur if the product is applied in dry form at a high rate of delivery. Dispensing material should be properly grounded to prevent this. The product is relatively non-abrasive and should not harm machinery or pumping systems. Agitation is not necessary.
The polymer has a specific gravity of less than one and will tend to separate and move to the surface when mixed with water. Therefore, in the case of water carrying media, the product should be introduced "just in time" as the media is sprayed, or agitation will be needed to keep the product suspended.
The product will remove oils and other hazardous hydrocarbon based materials from fresh or salt water. CIAGENT may be used in a flow-through filter to remediate contaminated water. CIAGENT encapsulates and solidifies the oil, while continuing to float even after saturation. The solidified oil or hazardous material may be removed from water using a vacuum pump or fish net. The material should be put into appropriate containers and disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
For spills on land, the product would be applied in the same manner as in the water-based spill situation. Agitation is not necessary.
To recover solidified oil or hazardous materials from spills on land, the spent material may be collected and swept up using an industrial vacuum cleaner, broom, or shovel. The material should be put into appropriate containers and disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
In general, a 10% to 30% by weight application is required to solidify light, medium, and heavy oils. Solidification may occur faster if additional CIAGENT is applied.
3. Conditions for Use:
CIAGENT is equally effective in fresh or salt water, and under any weather conditions; however, colder temperatures may slow the solidification process. The product is most effective on water temperatures between 32ºF and 120ºF. Depending on the age and/or viscosity of the material, varying amounts of CIAGENT may be required to obtain complete solidification. The recovered solidified oil or hazardous materials may be landfilled, incinerated, used as a secondary fuel, or otherwise disposed of according to federal, state and local regulations.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
CIAGENT Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
2227.00 96-hr
2617.00 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
4.36 96-hr
1.45 48-hr
CIAGENT & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
5.93 96-hr
1.73 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3.68 96-hr
6.82 48-hr
NOTE: This toxicity data was derived using the concentrated product. See Section VI of this bulletin for information regarding the manufacturer's recommendations for concentrations and application rates for field use.

b. Effectiveness:
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND COMPONENTS
1. Flash Point: No flash observed at 210ºF.
2. Pour Point: Not applicable; solid samples
3. Viscosity: Not applicable; solid samples
4. Specific Gravity: 0.94 g/cm3
5. pH: 7.81
6. Chemical Name and Percentage by Weight of the Total Formulation. Confidential
7. Surface Active Agents: None
8. Solvents: None
9. Additives: None
10. Solubility: Negligible
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic < 1.0
Cadmium < 2.5
Chromium < 2.0
Copper < 2.5
Lead < 5.0
Mercury < 0.050
Nickel < 5.0
Zinc < 2.5
Cyanide < 0.50
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND

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