DISPERSIT SPC 1000™

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #D-5
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: APRIL 22, 1999
REVISED LISTING DATE:
"DISPERSIT SPC 1000™"
(a/k/a SEACARE E.P.A. (ECOSPERSE™ POLLUTION ABATEMENT))

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
DISPERSIT SPC 1000™
Type of Product: Dispersant (Water Based)
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
U.S. Polychemical Corp.
584 Chestnut Ridge Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
Phone: (845) 356-5003
Fax: (845) 356-6656
Email: bruceg@uspoly.com
(Mr. Bruce Gebhardt)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Maritime Solutions, Inc.
17 Battery Pl. Suite 913
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (201) 541-0939
(212) 747-9044
Fax: (212) 747-9240
(Mr. Chris Constantine / Mr. Richard Fredricks)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
IMO: Non-flammable
DOT: Non-hazardous
2. Ventilation:
None normally required. Adequate to maintain fume levels below the TLV.
3. Skin and eye contact:
Avoid prolonged contact with skin and eyes. Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention. Wear long sleeve shirt, chemical resistant gloves, and chemical protective goggles in case of exposure to mist.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 180ºF
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -25ºF
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40ºF to 140ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: None
V. SHELF LIFE
The shelf life of Dispersit SPC 1000™ is unlimited in unopened containers. Containers must be kept closed when not in use to prevent contamination.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
The dispersant may be applied by any conventional methods such as 1) aerial spraying and 2) boat spraying to accommodate weather conditions.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
A dispersant to oil ratio ranging from 1 part dispersant to 50 parts oil to 1 part dispersant to 10 parts oil; or an application rate of about 2-10 gallons (7.6 liters- 37.9 liters) per acre (4840 square meters) is suggested. These rates will be dependent on the type of oil, degree of weathering, temperature and extent of oil slick.
3. Conditions for Use:
Timely application ensures the highest degree of successful dispersion of the oil spill.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
DISPERSIT SPC 1000™ Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3.5 96-hr
16.6 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
11.6 96-hr
11.7 48-hr
DISPERSIT SPC 1000™ & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
7.9 96-hr
8.2 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SDS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
6.3 96-hr
11.7 48-hr


b. Effectiveness:
SWIRLING FLASK DISPERSANT EFFECTIVENESS TEST WITH SOUTH LOUISIANA (S/L) AND PRUDHOE BAY (P/B) CRUDE OIL
Oil Effectiveness (%)
Prudhoe Bay Crude 40%
South Louisiana Crude 105%
Average of Prudhoe Bay and South Louisiana Crudes 73%
VIII. MIROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Not applicable
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point, ASTM D-56-87: 208ºF
2. Pour Point, ASTM D-97-87: < -20ºC
3. Viscosity, ASTM D-445-88: 144CPS, @ 68ºF
4. Specific Gravity, ASTM D-1298-85(90): 0.995, @ 68ºF
5. pH, ASTM D-1293-84(90): 10.0
6. Surface Active Agents: Anionic and non-ionic, proprietary, surfactants
7. Solvents: Proprietary, non-petroleum based
8. Additives: None
9. Solubility in Water: Complete
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic < 1.00
Cadmium < 2.00
Chromium < 2.00
Copper < 2.00
Lead < 1.00
Mercury < 0.04
Nickel < 10.00
Zinc < 2.00
Cyanide < 2.00
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons < 5.00

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