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Environmental Protection - August 1999: (back)

""Over the past two decades, U.S. regulations dealing with bilgewater discharge for all types of vessels have grown increasingly stringent. Even the presence of an oil sheen is punishable under federal law . . . until recently no removal method has been capable of eliminating sheen and extracting all harmful contaminants from bilgewater. Federal regulations set a high standard for bilgewater. Even the tiniest drop of bilgewater oil has been demonstrated to kill hundreds of thousands of lobster eggs, just one example of the enormous threat to all aquatic life.

An on-board filter device for vessels has now been developed to remove 100 percent of sheen generated from oil, gas, diesel fuel and other hydrocarbons from boat bilgewater . . . having completed successful testing this year, the new system is currently being marketed nationwide under the product name of BilgeKleen™ . . ."

"Using a dwell time of one second and a flow rate of 20 gallons per minute, the filter reduced all contaminants to below detectable limits (BDL) at varying percentages of oil contamination. The test results included removal of all sheen and visible discharge."

Test As Published in Environmental Protection
Dwell Time: 1 second
Flow Rate: 20 gal/min
Filter: 10" spunbound polypropylene, 5 micron-MYCELX infused
Temp: 72ºF ambient
TEST RESULTS
% Oil* Visual Polarized Light IR**
0.01% BDL BDL BDL
0.05% BDL BDL BDL
0.10% BDL BDL BDL
0.50% BDL BDL BDL
1.00% BDL BDL BDL
5.00% BDL BDL BDL
10% BDL BDL BDL
50% BDL BDL BDL
 
BDL = Below Detectable Limits
 
*Test oil composition: Equal parts of Venezuelan light crude, Venezuelan heavy crude, Number 2 Diesel, transmission fluid and lubrication grease.
 
**Analysis performed by ASI utilizing solvent extraction followed by IR spectroscopy.
(back)
 

Environmental Protection - December 1998: (back)

"Activated carbon-absorption technology currently represents the most common process in industrial wastewater treatment. However, activated carbon is effective only with specific contaminants . . . It is least effective with water-soluble organic compounds, which constitute the majority of natural and industrial-generated chemical wastes"

"Unlike activated carbon, the new chemistry [MYCELX] actually solubilizes both water soluble and insoluble organic compounds, bonds them to its surface and keeps them from separating and emulsifying. The chemistry can remove mixed emulsions, both oil/water and water/oil along with lipophilic compounds, which are substances that have a strong tendency to bind or absorb water."

"As proven in field tests, filters infused with their new chemistry can reduce 200 parts per billion (ppb) BTEX chemicals in water to below detectable limits (BDL) in a single two-second pass. A 10-ounce cartridge filter can bring 37,000 gallons of 10 ppb benzene in water to BDL in a single two second pass."

Chemical Leaman Field Test
As Published in Environmental Protection
Contaminant Wastewater Sample (before) Wastewater Sample (after single filter pass)
Oil and Grease 1,664 mg/liter 14 mg/liter
Phenolics, total recoverable 420.2 mg/liter 0.078 mg/liter
Cyanide 335.2 mg/liter <0.010 mg/liter (BDL)
Cadmium 200.7 mg/liter <0.0050 mg/liter (BDL)
Chromium 200.7 mg/liter <0.012 mg/liter (BDL)
Copper 200.7 mg/liter <0.025 mg/liter (BDL)
Lead 200.7 mg/liter <0.0050 mg/liter (BDL)
Nickel 200.7 mg/liter <0.040 mg/liter (BDL)
Zinc 200.7 mg/liter <0.19 mg/liter (BDL)
Arsenic 200.7 mg/liter <0.010 mg/liter (BDL)
Silver 200.7 mg/liter <0.010 mg/liter (BDL)
Mercury 245.1 mg/liter <0.00020 mg/liter (BDL)
 
BDL = Below Detectable Limits
 
Testing conducted and verified by Savannah Laboratories & Environmental Services, Inc. (back)
 

Environmental Technology - November/December 1998: (back)

"Terraguard™, part of a diverse line of MYCELX-infused oil-remediation products . . . recently met its biggest-ever challenge on the shores of the North Tees River in Wilton England. . . . Terraguard™ demonstrated nearly 100% effectiveness in a waterway recognized as one of the worst cases of ongoing oil pollution on an everyday basis."

"This is the first portable and instantly deployable underflow weir. Because it floats, tidal waters are not a problem. It is flexible in a number of applications ranging from everyday use to emergency oil spill responses. . . . In addition, it is highly water repellent cutting down on water adsorption, an expensive problem for traditional sorbent pads. In addition, many used MYCELX-infused products can be safely incinerated and even used for energy due to its high BTU value and low water drag-out."

"A full field trial was conducted in the summer of 1997 by ICI, an international British conglomerate that manufactures a wide range of products including solvents, refrigerants, and armaments. The test was successful, and was nearly 100% effective with only one layer, approximately 90 meters long according to Nigel Flintoft, Environmental Manager at the North Tees Facility.

'The melt-blown polypropylene booms that we originally were using had a minimal effectiveness as all the sheen and oil was simply passing underneath,' Flintoft said. 'In addition, we had to change out the booms every day due to water and cosmetic reasons' . . ."

"The refinery deployed a single layer of Terraguard™ with results being immediate, far exceeding the performance of the MBPP booms. All of the oil was retained on top and only allowed clean water to pass underneath. Additionally, the same length of the new oil remediation device remained 100% effective for a period of four weeks; even then, it was still effective but was changed out due to cosmetic reasons. A cost analysis demonstrated a tremendous savings as the refinery's yearly expenditure would decrease from $500,000 to $100,000." (back)


Pollution Equipment News: (back)

"MYCELX is in the same class of materials known as surfactants., which includes emulsifiers such as soap. But MYCELX is different - it forms a complex network of molecules that, among other things, causes organic molecules to form structures called 'micelles' that are extremely hydrophobic or resistant to water.

This property is key in its ability to grab and remove all organic compounds, regardless of size, shape and degree of water solubility, from waste streams. That covers the full range of aromatic hydrocarbons (including BTEX chemicals) as well as carcinogenic PCB's. If also includes chelated and non-chelated metals.

This is 'the most remarkable characteristic of MYCELX, that it allows water to flow through the filtration process with virtually no resistance,' says Stu Putman, water applications engineer . . . 'In fact, the mesh on MYCELX-coated filters actually increases water flow,' adds Putman, who has logged many years in the wastewater treatment industry." (back)


 
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