PETROMAX PSC 3

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-62
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: MARCH 5, 2012
"PETROMAX PSC 3"
(aka, PETROMAX SOIL CLEANING AND WASHING AGENT)

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
PETROMAX PSC 3
(aka, PETROMAX SOIL CLEANING AND WASHING AGENT)
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Saxon Petrotechnologies S.A.
Ancona 14-Bis
Carrasco, Montevideo
Uruguay
Phone: 598-2-604-1006
US Contact: (305) 600-4927
Fax: (508) 256-8318
E-mail: svb@saxon-technologies.com
Website: www.saxon-technologies.com Exit
(Mr. Scot von Bergen)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Saxon Petrotechnologies
11410 NW 20th Street, Suite 224
Miami, FL 33172
Phone: (305) 600-4927 or (305) 412-6699
Fax: (508) 256-8138
E-mail: rbrawn@saxon-technologies.com or mvb@saxon-technologies.com
(Mr. Randy Brawn or Mrs. Marina von Bergen)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability: Non-flammable (DOT: Non-hazardous)
2. Ventilation: No special requirements
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact: No special equipment or clothing required; however, goggles are recommended. If eye or skin irritation occurs, flush with plenty of fresh water.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 120°F continuous, 140°F up to 5 days
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 35°F
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40°F to 120°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: Stable
V. SHELF LIFE
Unlimited when stored in unopened, sealed 5 gallon containers, 55 gallon drums, polydrums, and totes.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
  1. Application Method: PETROMAX PSC 3's mechanism of action is to reverse the charge of the particles (sand) holding the hydrocarbons, in such a way that the hydrocarbons and the particles reject each other thus allowing the hydrocarbons to be easily separated, removed, and collected. This is because the separated hydrocarbons maintain their globular integrity and are not dispersed nor solubilized into the water column.

    PETROMAX PSC 3 is applied via hydroblaster directly to the contaminated sand/soil and as it becomes fluidized it is sucked through a four inch hose into a mobile containment tank set up for the purpose at the job site. The contaminated material is cleaned through a three phase separation process:
    1. Solids Recovery: Once in the containment tank, the cleaned sand and soil particles precipitate immediately to the bottom, from which they are extracted via a slew-valve to secondary containment. Any entrained water within this containment is further recovered for reuse according to local, state, and federal regulations.
    2. Oil Recovery: During this process the hydrocarbons float to the surface of the tank and are removed by skimming. These removed hydrocarbons are collected and are sent to a refinery for processing.
    3. PETROMAX PSC 3/Water Recovery: This leaves only the used PETROMAX PSC 3/water solution in the tank, which can be reused or disposed of according to local, state, and federal regulations. The remaining water may contain some light particles in suspension. These particles are easily precipitated into cake residues which are then collected. The cake residues typically contain a water content below 10%. They can be dried in open air pits with plastic protection underneath or in 15 yard roll-off containers. Any contaminated water should be collected and sent to a standard water treatment facility.
  2. Concentration/Application Rate: PETROMAX PSC 3 should be applied via hydroblaster lance with minimum 3200 psi pressure and 4-15 gallons per minute flow depending on material to be treated. For smaller spills, a smaller hydroblaster sprayer may be used, mixing fresh or salt water according to availability, and depending on the oil composition and viscosity in the contaminated sand and soil being treated. For large scale soil remediation and cleaning or soils and sands contaminated with heavy crude, direct PETROMAX PSC 3 directly on the spill (contaminated) material using a hydroblaster lance at a minimum pressure of 3500 psi, with a dilution ratio of approximately 1:10 (product:water). Lighter oil soil contamination will require a 1:20 to 1:30 product to water dilution ratio with pressures at 2800 psi minimum. Warmer water (greater than 70°F) may require less PETROMAX PSC 3.
  3. Conditions for Use: A sorbent boom should be positioned during use to contain any runoff and the collected material should be disposed of according to local, state, and federal regulations.
VII.TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Materials Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
PETROMAX PSC 3 Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
20332.19 96-hr
13460.87 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
1.90 96-hr
1.68 48-hr
PETROMAX PSC 3 & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
1.99 96-hr
1.00 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SLS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
12.25 96-hr
12.35 48-hr
b. Effectiveness: NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
N/A
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  1. Flash Point: >185°F
  2. Pour Point: +22°F
  3. Viscosity: 1.5 cst @40°C
  4. Specific Gravity: 1.08 @60°F
  5. pH: 13.23
  6. Surface Active Agents: Anionic, proprietary
  7. Solvents: None
  8. Additives: Proprietary
  9. Solubility: Miscible in oil, water, and solvents
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic 0.121
Cadmium 0.332
Chromium 0.067
Copper <0.100
Lead 0.197
Mercury <0.50 (ug/l)
Nickel <0.100
Zinc <0.100
Cyanide <0.010
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons <0.024 (ug/l)

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