COREXIT 9580

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-10 (formerly #D-38)
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: JULY 21, 1989
REVISED LISTING DATE: SEPTEMBER 27, 1995
"COREXIT® EC9580A"
(formerly COREXIT 9580 SHORELINE CLEANER)
 

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
COREXIT® EC9580A
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent (hydrocarbon based)
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Nalco Environmental Solutions LLC
7705 Highway 90-A
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Product Management:
Office: (281) 263-7709
Mobile: (832) 851-5164
E-mail: debby.theriot@nalco.com
(Ms. Debby Theriot)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Nalco Environmental Solutions LLC
7705 Highway 90-A
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Product Management:
Office: (281) 263-7709
Mobile: (832) 851-5164
E-mail: debby.theriot@nalco.com
(Ms. Debby Theriot)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
IMO nonflammable; DOT combustible
2. Ventilation:
Use with ventilation equal to unobstructed outdoors in moderate breeze.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash skin with soap and water. Flush eyes with plenty of water until irritation subsides. Remove to fresh air.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 170ºF
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -30ºF
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40ºF-100ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: None
V. SHELF LIFE
The shelf life of unopened drums of COREXIT® EC9580A is unlimited.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
COREXIT® EC9580A contains a balanced formula of specifically selected biodegradable surfactants in a de-aromatized hydrocarbon solvent system. COREXIT® EC9580A has a very low degree of toxicity to marine and shoreline organisms.
Shorelines, Mangroves, and Seagrasses - COREXIT® EC9580A is sprayed directly on the oiled rocky shorelines, mangroves or seagrasses full strength as supplied. After a soak time of zero to thirty minutes, rinse the cleaner and the oil released from the shoreline surface into the water where it can be readily recovered by conventional means such as skimmers or absorbents. The soak time may vary with temperature, oil density and degree of weathering.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
The recommended dosage is approximately 1 gallon per 100 square feet but this can vary depending on the amount of weathering and oiling. The product should be applied full strength as supplied. Since it is hydrocarbon-based, the product should not be diluted with water during application as this will greatly reduce effectiveness.
3. Conditions for Use:
COREXIT® EC9580A is useful on shorelines in fresh or salt water. It is effective on all types of oil including heavily weathered and emulsified oil ("chocolate mousse") containing up to 50 percent water.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
COREXIT® EC9580A Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
86.88 96-hr
31.96 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
10.72 96-hr
16.12 48-hr
COREXIT® EC9580A & No.2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
13.20 96-hr
9.06 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
7.02 96-hr
9.82 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
1. Flash Point: 174ºF
2. Pour Point: -65ºF
3. Viscosity: 8 cst at 104ºF, 28 cst at 32ºF
4. Specific Gravity: 0.810 at 60ºF
5. pH: Not Applicable
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: De-aromatized Hydrocarbon
8. Additives: None
9. Solubility: Not Applicable
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic < 0.06
Cadmium < 0.002
Chromium 0.003
Copper < 0.001
Iron 0.046
Lead < 0.009
Mercury < 0.0002
Nickel 0.01
Zinc 0.041
Cyanide < 0.05
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND

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