OIL BOND®

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #M-27
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
LISTING DATE: JUNE 03, 2010
"OIL BOND®"

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
OIL BOND®
Type of Product: Miscellaneous Oil Spill Control Agent - Solidifier
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Solidification Products International, Inc.
P.O. Box 35
524 Forrest Road
Northford, CT 06472
Phone: (203) 484-9494
Toll Free: (800) 758-3634
Fax: (203) 484-9492
E-mail: dgannon@oilbarriers.com
(Ms. Donna Gannon)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Solidification Products International, Inc.
P.O. Box 35
524 Forrest Road
Northford, CT 06472
Phone: (203) 484-9494
Toll Free: (800) 758-3634
Fax: (203) 484-9492
E-mail: dgannon@oilbarriers.com
(Ms. Donna Gannon)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
Not classified as flammable, but will burn. Maintain a fire watch if OIL BOND® is heated above 450°F.
2. Ventilation:
Normal ventilation is adequate. For confined space entry or lack of exhaust in a contained area, avoid generating dust. Dust in excessive concentration can result in an explosive mixture in air. Wear approved NIOSH respirator with particulate pre-filter for dust.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective covering; treatment in case of contact:
Product dust may be mildly irritating to eyes and respiratory tract. Wear approved standard issue work clothes, gloves, dust mask, and dust tight goggles as needed. In case of contact with eyes, flush with water. If prolonged skin contact, wash with soap and water. For inhalation of dust, remove to fresh air.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 180°F
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: None
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: Ambient. Avoid elevated temperatures >200°F for extended periods of time.
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: >450°F chance of auto-combustion. Avoid strong oxidizing agents.
V. SHELF LIFE
5 years. Store OIL BOND® in cool, dry area away from direct sunlight to prolong shelf life.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
OIL BOND® will absorb and solidify hydrocarbon spills on freshwater and saltwater or land applications. For small spills, OIL BOND® may be broadcast by hand, and booms and pillows may be used to ring the spill. For large spills, OIL BOND® may be distributed by equipment with an air or water stream. Ground all dispensing equipment if deploying dry OIL BOND® at a high rate of speed to prevent static discharge. Introduce OIL BOND® with dispensing water spray just before final discharge to allow mixing of OIL BOND® with the water stream. Allow OIL BOND® contact time with the spilled fuel or hydrocarbon waste for 10 minutes to 1 hour before collection to allow absorption and solidification. Lighter fuels require less solidification time than heavier viscosity fuels such as No. 6 fuel oil or heavy crude. OIL BOND® is non-toxic and biologically inactive, and will remain floating on the surface of the water before and after solidification.

Collect solidified materials with a net or vacuum equipment from the surface of the water. For land spills shovel, sweep, or vacuum solidified material. Place the solidified debris in approved, labeled, and sealed containers as required by local, state, federal, international, or country-specific regulations.

Depending on the inherent nature of the spilled liquid that was solidified, disposal options include landfilling, incineration, waste to energy incineration, or use as a secondary fuel.

2. Concentration/Application Rate:
OIL BOND® should be applied at a rate of 15% to 30% by weight to a spilled hydrocarbon liquid. Lighter viscosity hydrocarbon waste and oils require less OIL BOND® than heavier fuels. Conditions for use on spills may be highly variable, degraded product or extremely heavy viscosity fuels may require additional OIL BOND® to obtain complete solidification.

3. Conditions for Use:
OIL BOND® may be used on any hydrocarbon waste, oil or fuel on freshwater, saltwater, or land applications. During rough weather with high winds or seas a conventional containment collection boom is recommended to corral the spill allowing easier retrieval and contact time with OIL BOND®. Cold water temperatures may require longer contact time to fully solidify a spill.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
OIL BOND® Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
>10000 96-hr
>10000 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3.0 96-hr
7.1 48-hr
OIL BOND® & No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3.8 96-hr
9.6 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SDS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
8.0 96-hr
11.3 48-hr

b. Effectiveness:
NA

VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: >200°F
2. Pour Point: NA, solid product
3. Viscosity: NA, solid product
4. Specific Gravity: 0.21
5. pH: 8.8
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: None
8. Additives: Pigment/Antioxidant
9. Solubility in Water: Insoluble
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic <0.6
Cadmium <0.32
Chromium <0.32
Copper 0.71
Lead <0.32
Mercury <0.07
Nickel 0.97
Zinc 0.32
Cyanide <0.50
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND

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