ELASTOL

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #M-26
USEPA OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: JUNE 30, 2008
"ELASTOL"
(a/k/a SEPARATE, Liquid ELASTOL)

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
ELASTOL
Type of Product: Miscellaneous Oil Spill Control Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Action Additives, Inc.
205 Industrial Road
P.O. Box 965
Ducktown, TN 37326
Phone: (707) 461-3912
(423) 496-5000
(Mr. Tim Kaylor)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Design Engineering Systems Analysis
P.O. Box 293
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone: (703) 461-3912
Email: escambos@actionadditivesinc.com
(Mr. Ernest T. Scambos)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability: Autoignition temperature for product is 392°F. Product is combustible in liquid form and can form combustible mixtures and possibly explosive mixtures above the flash point. Use water spray to cool fire exposed surfaces and to protect personnel. Isolate “fuel” supple from fire. Use foam, dry chemical, or water spray to extinguish fire. Avoid spraying water directly into storage containers due to danger of boil over. Product is volatile and gives off invisible vapors. Either the liquid or vapor may settle in low areas or travel some distance along the ground or surface to ignition source where they may ignite.
2. Ventilation: Product is moderately volatile. Ensure proper ventilation. Avoid formation and inhalation of spray mist and vapors. Do not wear contaminated clothing. Keep away from fire and heated objects. Avoid formation of aerosols. Avoid squirting and use dosage pump when transferring.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective covering; treatment in case of contact: Protection depends on use and condition of work environment. Ensure good personal hygiene, wash hands regularly with soap and water. Avoid contact with skin and eyes and inhalation of fumes/aerosols. All new protective gear must be of CE standard. There must be an eye rinsing kit available at the work place. Where there is danger of inhalation, use mask with brown filter. If the product is sprayed and there is a risk of aerosol formation, use mask with combination filter A2-P2. When used regularly, measuring routines for solvent measurement should be implemented. Level of contamination should be kept as low as possible.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: ~160ºF
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -100ºF
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40-70ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: None
V. SHELF LIFE
At least 5 years when stored at temperatures below 150ºF.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1. Application Method:
ELASTOL can be applied to the surface of an oil/water separator tank or added to a waste stream before it enters a separation tank. ELASTOL floats on water, dissolving when it comes in contact with petroleum products (e.g., gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, fuel oil, crude, etc.). It remains effective for long periods, but naturally degrades when exposed to the atmosphere over longer periods. ELASTOL treated oil may increase the performance of containment and recovery equipment:

  • Containment booms – may have higher current and tow speed capability
  • Mechanical skimming equipment – may be improved 2 to 10 times its normal recovery rates
  • Drum skimmers – may recover little or no water with the oil

When applied early to a spill, ELASTOL may reduce emulsification and dispersion of oil. In addition, it may reduce the penetration of oil into porous soils and sandy beaches.

2. Concentration/Application Rate:
ELASTOL can be used at very low concentrations from 100-1,500 ppm (0.01% to 0.15%). The amount of ELASTOL to be used is dependent upon the viscosity of the oil being removed. For example, one gallon of ELASTOL will remove:

  • 13 gallons of gasoline
  • 34 gallons of diesel
  • 84 gallons of medium oil
  • 150 gallons of heavy oil

3. Conditions for Use:
ELASTOL may be used on fresh or salt water (under warm or cold temperatures). Prompt application may maximize effectiveness. The older the pollutants the few light oil elements remain in the oil, which may reduce the effectiveness of recovery.

VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
ELASTOL Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
1,333 96-hr
94 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
5.4 96-hr
3.3 48-hr
ELASTOL & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
8.2 96-hr
3.7 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
7.4 96-hr
10.7 48-hr

b. Effectiveness:
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: 176ºF
2. Pour Point: -71ºF
3. Viscosity: 3.46 cst at 77ºF
4. Specific Gravity: 0.83 at 60ºF
5. pH: 6.8 – 7.0
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: CONFIDENTIAL
8. Additives: CONFIDENTIAL
9. Solubility in Water: Insoluble
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic ND
Cadmium ND
Chromium ND
Copper ND
Lead ND
Mercury ND
Nickel ND
Zinc 1.4
Cyanide ND
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND