SHAMANTRA GREEN

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN: B-68
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
LISTING DATE: AUGUST 8, 2011
“SHAMANTRA GREEN”
(aka, SHAMANTRA BIO)

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
SHAMANTRA GREEN
(aka, SHAMANTRA BIO)
Type of Product: Bioremediation Agent (Nutrient Additive)
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Molecular Mediation LLC
3422 Old Capitol Trail
Suite 1627
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: (302) 861-0400
Fax: (302) 861-0410
E-mail: info@molecularmediation.com
(Mr. Ronen Hazarika, Director, Molecular Mediation LLC)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Molecular Mediation LLC
3422 Old Capitol Trail
Suite 1627
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: (302) 861-0400
Fax: (302) 861-0410
E-mail: info@molecularmediation.com
(Mr. Ronen Hazarika, Manager, Molecular Mediation LLC)
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: 200°F
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: None
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 40°F to 140°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separation and chemical changes: Stable
V. SHELF LIFE
>3 years when stored in sealed silos, polydrums, poly bags or totes.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:

Recommended Uses and Product Description
Shamantra Green is recommended for use on water and near shoreline oil spills. Shamantra is a natural product made using humic acid. The product has been processed to have a strong affinity for collecting natural oils. The process makes applying and removing the product to/from the environment easy and safe.

Water Applications
For small scale spills on fresh or salt water, Shamantra Green can be broadcast directly onto the spill by hand or a hand held spreader. Agitation is not necessary when using Shamantra Green on small scale spills.

Shamantra Green can also be used in booms, sacks, and pillows.

For large spills on fresh or salt water, Shamantra Green can be deployed into the spill using an air or water stream.

Shamantra Green will remove oils and other hazardous hydrocarbon based materials from both salt and fresh water very effectively using an encapsulation process on the spilled oil. Once encapsulated into the carbon matrix of Shamantra Green, the spilled oil will not leach out, even under pressure. The humic acid then acts as a nutrient to stimulate microbial activity and enhance the bioremediation of the spilled oil.

Any encapsulated residue can be removed from the water with hand vacuums, vacuum barges, commercial nets, centrifuges, etc. Encapsulated materials can be sent to landfill or used as a fuel source for generating heat ensuring that any material disposed of is in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

Shoreline Applications
For spills on shorelines, Shamantra would be applied in the same manner and ratios as with the water applications. The product can also be applied by sand-blasting equipment, fire hoses or pneumatic spreading equipment. Agitation is not necessary for most applications.

To recover encapsulated oil or hazardous materials from spills on land, the encapsulated product can be collected and removed efficiently and effectively using a variety of manual and mechanical methods including picking up by hand, using brooms, rakes and shovels to remove and pick up encapsulated petroleum waste product. Mechanical means include using hand held vacuums, portable vacuum units, and vacuum vehicles.

Once the Shamantra Green has been saturated with oil or hazardous materials, it will not leach the contaminants, even under pressure, so any encapsulated materials can be disposed of appropriately or used as a fuel source for generating heat ensuring that any material disposed of is in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

Proper precautions, including testing as necessary to identify the characteristics of wastes encapsulated by Shamantra Green should be taken to determine the safe and legally required means of recovering, handling, storing, transporting, treating, recycling, or disposing of materials on land in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

2. Concentration/Application Rate:
Shamantra Green is usually applied at a ratio of 1:5–1:30 to waste by weight to remediate light, medium, and heavy hydrocarbons. Shamantra Green can also be used very effectively on heavier crudes including Bunker C using the aforementioned application ratios. The specific ratio will depend on many factors including the composition of the waste, the ambient temperatures, pH of the contaminated water and age of the waste spill. Optimum application ratios should be determined on a case by case basis.

3. Conditions for Use:
Shamantra Green initially behaves like a synthetic sorbent, then encapsulates the oil through a chemical and physical process. Once encapsulated, the spilled oil is captured within the pore matrix contained within the carbon structure.

Shamantra Green is effective in all environments and under a broad range of weather conditions. Depending upon the age, viscosity, and composition of the spilled material, varying amounts of Shamantra Green may be required to obtain complete remediation. Any encapsulated residue can be recovered and disposed of in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Effectiveness:
Bioremediation Agent Effectiveness Test (40 CFR 300.900), Federal Register September 15, 1994:

Summary Data Table:
DAYS PRODUCT
3 REPS/PROD
TOTAL MEAN
ALKANES (ppm)
RED%
28 DAYS
TOTAL MEAN
AROMATICS (ppm)
RED%
28 DAYS
0 CONTROL
NUTRIENT
PRODUCT
43,457
43,047
43,153
0
0
0
6,451
6,263
6,262
0
0
0
7 CONTROL
NUTRIENT
PRODUCT
40,943
214
9,859
0
0
0
5,283
2,389
1,338
0
0
0
28 CONTROL
NUTRIENT
PRODUCT
39,066
76
122
10.1
99.8
99.7
4,429
685
297
31.3
89.1
95.3

Results of Gravimetric Analysis:
Percentage (%) Decrease in Weight of Oil on Day 28
Control: 14.4%
Nutrient: 0.0%
Product: 25.4%
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
Nutrient Additive:
No special requirements are required other than the product can be stored in dry conditions with an optimum storage temperature of 40°F to 140°F and a maximum storage temperature of 200°F.
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
NA
X. ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
NA

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