PETROTECH 25

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-21
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: MARCH 2, 1998
"PETROTECH 25"

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
PETROTECH 25
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent


II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER
Petrotech America Corporation
130 William Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 933-9071, ext. 7001
Fax: (877) 226-4028
Email: info@helpenvironmental.com
(Mr. Lawrence Gallo)


III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Petrotech America Corporation
130 William Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 933-9071, ext. 7001
Fax: (877) 226-4028
Email: info@helpenvironmental.com
(Mr. Lawrence Gallo)

Manufacturing Plant:
Clariant Corp.
Charlotte, NC

H.E.L.P. Environmental
926 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232


IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
Non-flammable.
2. Ventilation:
Normal.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact:
No special handling is required beyond that prescribed under the general OSHA rules for non-hazardous, non-flammable and noncorrosive liquids. This is not to suggest that contact with eyes and skin is totally without risk for allergy. Contact with eyes and skin is to be avoided, as suggested under OSHA procedures.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: +45ºC
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -5ºC (can be stored below its freezing point without detectable loss of performance provided that it is warmed to within liquid range prior to application.)
4.c. Optimum storage temperature: > -5ºC and < +45ºC
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: NA


V. SHELF LIFE
PETROTECH 25 has an unlimited shelf-life when maintained in the factory sealed containers and stored within the prescribed temperature limits. Climatic factors such as humidity have no effect on closed container storage although the product is hygroscopic and will absorb water if left for long periods in open containers.


VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
It is recommended that the surface washing agent PETROTECH 25 be applied to contaminated surfaces in one of three ways: (a) a mixture of ten parts PETROTECH 25 to ninety parts water, either fresh or saltwater, should be discharged over the surface by commercial pressure washer, hot or cold; (b) the same mixture discharged on the surface using standard fire fighting apparatus preferably at a nozzle pressure of 100 PSI plus; or (3) PETROTECH 25 in concentrated form can be applied to the surface and manually or mechanically brushed and then water applied.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
Generally, PETROTECH 25 is applied neat in its factory supplied concentrate form. However, for lighter oils where educting or proportioning equipment is available, an aqueous solution of PETROTECH 25 between 3 and 10 percent may be used. Broadly speaking, PETROTECH 25 has no solvent action. For any given oil spill of a specific nature, the application rate is unaffected by neat or diluted application as long as the concentrate to oil ratio remains the same. Applications of diluted PETROTECH 25 in the 6 - 10 percent range via fire fighting equipment can be used on automobile and aviation gasolines together with the lighter oils such as diesel and all jet fuels.
The dosage of PETROTECH 25 to be used depends upon two factors: 1) The nature of the oil. 2) The energy used in its application to the contaminated substrate.
3. Conditions for Use:
May be used with salt or fresh water. Temperature is not relevant.


VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
PETROTECH 25 Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
601.0 96-hour
350.0 48-hour
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
2.8 96-hour
1.8 48-hour
PETROTECH 25 & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
3.4 96-hour
1.0 48-hour
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
7.9 96-hour
19.8 48-hour
b. Effectiveness:
NA


VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA


IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
(Liquid concentrate)
1. Flash Point: None
2. Pour Point: 0ºC
3. Viscosity: 700 CP
4. Specific Gravity: 1.03
5. pH: 7.5
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: CONFIDENTIAL
8. Additives: CONFIDENTIAL
9. Solubility: 100%


X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic < 0.10
Cadmium < 0.08
Chromium < 0.10
Copper < 0.26
Lead 0.047
Mercury < 0.0005
Nickel < 0.40
Zinc 0.256
Cyanide .70
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND

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