GREEN TECHNOLOGIES SOLUTIONS-OIL RECOVERY (GTS-OR)

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-63
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: JULY 12, 2012
"GREEN TECHNOLOGIES SOLUTIONS-OIL RECOVERY (GTS-OR)"
 

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
GREEN TECHNOLOGIES SOLUTIONS-OIL RECOVERY (GTS-OR)
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
International Technologies and Services
24050 Madison, Suite 108
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 791-4487
Fax: (310) 378-1459
E-mail: pilarladybug@itsenvironmental.com
(Ms. Pilar Ortega)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
International Technologies and Services
24050 Madison, Suite 108
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: (310) 791-4487
Fax: (310) 378-1459
E-mail: pilarladybug@itsenvironmental.com
(Ms. Pilar Ortega)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability: Non-flammable
2. Ventilation: Handle in well ventilated space.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact: Product may cause minor irritation, so avoid eye and skin contact by wearing protective goggles, impermeable protective gloves, and protective clothing while handling the product. Wash contaminated clothing with soap and water, and dry prior to reuse. In case of contact, flush with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Product may harmful if inhaled. In case of inhalation, move affected person to fresh air, and call a physician. Product may be harmful if swallowed. In case of ingestion, induce vomiting, give water, and call a physician.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 120°F
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 30°F
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: >50°F to <100°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: None
V. SHELF LIFE
One year minimum when stored between 50°F and 100°F.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method: GTS-OR may clean oil from beaches, rocks, riprap, pilings, and seawalls. GTS-OR application method can be adjusted depending on the scale and type of area to be cleaned. For large areas, GTS-OR can be sprayed from water trucks or water boats equipped with pumps, hoses, and nozzles to deliver the product as an aerial spray. The pump should be equipped with a chemical inductor or feed pump. In smaller applications, GTS-OR can be applied directly onto oiled surfaces using a pressure washer, steam powered unit, fire hose, or chemical boom sprayer with nozzles at mid-pressure (i.e., approximately 100 PSI) that produce a shearing action. For small applications, the product may be applied with mops, cloth, or damp sponges. For application in tidally influenced areas and to maximize contact time, GTS-OR should be applied during ebb tide (i.e., receding). Oil trapped between rocks or in crevices may be released over several days, requiring containment devises to be left in place.
2. Concentration/Application Rate: For heavily weathered oil on rocks, a diluted solution of 15 parts water to 1 part product is recommended. For heavily weathered oil on beaches/sand, a diluted solution of 10 parts water to 1 part product is ideal. For lightly-to-moderately oiled shorelines, mangroves, and seagrasses, the product should be sprayed directly to the affected surface at a 1:20 dilution ratio; a 1:10 dilution ratio is preferred for heavily oiled areas.
3. Conditions for Use: GTS-OR may be used in freshwater, estuarine, and marine environments. In all applications, the product may be diluted with either salt or fresh water, and the mixture should be allowed to penetrate and dissolve weathered petroleum for at least 30 minutes. Cold weather applications will require more contact time. Reapplication may be necessary for heavily oiled areas. The product may be used on both lighter oils (e.g., No. 2 Fuel Oil) and heavy ends (e.g., crude oil, No. 6 Fuel Oil). Prior to application, booms, oil skimmers, or other appropriate containment and collection mechanism should be deployed and operational. Collected product and oil mixture should be disposed of according to local, state, and federal regulations.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
GTS-OR Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3930 96-hr
916 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
8.16 96-hr
4.47 48-hr
GTS-OR &
No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10)
Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
5.77 96-hr
2.18 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SDS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
1.24 96-hr
4.77 48-hr

b. Effectiveness:
NA

VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: 171°C
2. Pour Point: 35°F
3. Viscosity: 8.5 cSt @40°C
4. Specific Gravity: 1.009 @60°F
5. pH: 9.0
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: None
8. Additives: CONFIDENTIAL
9. Solubility: Soluble in water
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic 0.0084
Cadmium <0.004
Chromium 0.00064
Copper 0.180
Lead 0.00025
Mercury <0.00010
Nickel 0.0012
Zinc 0.017
Cyanide <0.200
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons <2.5

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