Biomicrogel Group
8 King Edward Street, OX1 4HL, Oxford, Oxfordshire.
Hangzhou, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
2-11 Ulica Sadowa, 20-027, Lublin, Lublin Voivodeship.
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Technology

Biomicrogel®

Biomicrogels® are modified polysaccharides and their derivatives in microgel form, which are colloidal solutions of particles from 10 to 1,000 nm in size possessing reversible solubility. They are able to transform from a soluble to insoluble state and back, depending on ambient conditions: pH, temperature, ionic strength, pressure, etc.

Until recently the application of these reagents was extremely limited due to their high cost. For example, they were used in medicine for targeted drug delivery in the human body.

How it works

Biomicrogel® BMG-P2

Biomicrogel® BMG-P2 flocculants separate even the most resistant (stable) oil-in-water emulsions, effectively catching any mineral and vegetable oils, animal fats, and oil and petroleum products in water effectively, based on a sweep-coagulation process. After the separation of the oil-water mixture both the treated water and removed petroleum products can be returned to the process cycle and re-used. Biomicrogel® BMG-P2 flocculants are highly compatible with almost all flocculants based on inorganic salts of polyvalent metals that are used cleaning water from suspended particles.

The sorbent activity of Biomicrogel® BMG-P1 is based on the same concept. Upon contact with any lubricants, oil, or petroleum products in saline water, it immediately forms a submicron polymer film at the oil–water interface, forming microcapsules with these pollutants contained inside. After that the microcapsules merge with each other turning the source petroleum product into a viscous jelly which is much easier to collect from the water surface. In this form the petroleum products do not spread out over long distances (the oil spill area can be reduced by up to 50 times), it does not stick to other surfaces (plants, birds, fishes, mammals, equipment, rocks etc.), and doesn’t catch fire or promote burning. Afterwards, the petroleum products can be returned to the process cycle after their removal.



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Biomicrogel® BMG-C2

Biomicrogel® BMG-C2 flocculants for the treatment of water are high-molecular polymer compounds acting as molecular links designed for merging the smaller particles of pollutants into bigger and sustainable floccules (agglomerates), which easily settle/float upwards and are easily phyiscally separated from the water. Biomicrogel® BMG-C2 flocculants are highly compatible with almost all flocculants based on inorganic salts of polyvalent metals. You can see how it works in the diagram.

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Biomicrogel® BMG-C4

Biomicrogel® BMG-C4, which is used to increase the efficiency of the extraction of vegetable oils during the process of their production, has the ability to separate oils from solid particles. After crushing/pressing the fruits/seeds of vegetable oil crops during the process of oil extraction in the aqueous phase, as well as during the stages of settling and centrifugation, the goal is to maximize the separation of the oil sandwiched between the particles of the crushed culture. Biomicrogel® BMG-C4 can be used at each of those stages. Upon contact with drops of oil in the aqueous phase, Biomicrogel® BMG-C4 stabilizes at the oil-water interface forming submicron polymer films, displacing the drops of oil from the particles of the crushed crop, after which they rise to the surface.

Unlike the other Biomicrogel® modifications used as a sorbent, flocculant, or flocculating agent where the strength of films (microcapsules) is critical and must be maintained for a long time, in this case it is only necessary to ensure their short-term presence on the surface of the solid particles, ensuring the oil is separated from the solids and rises to the surface of the water. After the process is completed, Biomicrogel® BMG-C4 is distributed in the aqueous phase and over solids.


Biomicrogel® BMG-С6

Biomicrogel® BMG-С6 is used to clean hard surfaces and has the ability to separate oils, greases, and petroleum products from solids (metal swarf, scale). Upon contact with solids contaminated with oil, Biomicrogel® BMG-С6 forms an extremely thin film between the solids and oil, thereby separating the pollutant from the surface of the solids.

Therefore, Biomicrogel® BMG-С6 makes the removal of any oil, grease, or petroleum products from solids highly effective. The cleaning process can be intensified by supplementary mixing or heating. The Biomicrogel® BMG-С3 soil cleaning reagent works in a similar way.


SPILLTEX®

After the application (chemical bonding) of Biomicrogels® to the surface of a filter medium made of natural or synthetic fibers it attains wetting and oleophobic properties. It allows water to pass easily and captures all types of oil, grease, and petroleum products, thereby separating oil–water mixtures.

Therefore, we produce Spilltex® membranes that are used for the fabrication of filters of any capacity and for the containment of emergency oil spills. These are in the form of resistant barriers for shallow rivers and streams, for gathering petroleum products from the water’s surface (scooping nets, oil skimmers), and also for protection of land and soils against pollution with petroleum products (protective meshes for coastal areas, sumps, and soils).


WONDER LAB®

We have adapted Biomicrogels® not only to solve industrial problems, but also for the creation of safe and effective household chemicals and cosmetics. Biomicrogels® work in the following ways as components of detergents:
EMULSION STABILIZER FOR RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS

It acts as a colloidal stabilizer for emulsions, regulating the thickening of detergent compounds

WATER SOFTENER 

It decreases the consumption of a detergent (e.g., for dishwashing, mopping floors).

ANTI - RESORPTION AGENT

When greasy, oily, or hard pollution particles end up in a detergent solution after their removal from a surface. Biomicrogels® keep the particles in the solution and prevent them from being returned to the clean surface.

WATER SOFTENER 

It is capable of collecting metal ions from water, thus decreasing water hardness and promoting the quick and effective break-up of natural and plant surface-active agents (SAA)

ENSURES A DECREASE OF SURFACE TENSION AT AN INTERFACE

It promotes an increase in capacity of a detergent solution with respect to pollutants and decreases the SAA concentration at the same time. It also allows the reheat temperature of a detergent solution to be decreased in order to dissolve it and provides good rinsing of the SAA from cleaned surfaces


The combination of these functions with detergents and cosmetic products helps to avoid excess SAA concentrations. They allow undesirable components such as phosphates and phosphonates, synthetic anionic surface-active agents, agents containing active chlorine, etc., to be significantly decreased or removed from products and replace them with environmentally friendly biodegradable SAA in moderate concentrations. Overall, it enables the production of highly effective detergents and cosmetics in the mid-range segment that are completely safe for the environment and humans.

Механизм антиресорбции
Biomicrogels® anti-resorption action
Механизм комплексообразователя
Complexing agent action
Механизм стабилизации пен
Biomicrogel® froth stabilization action

Biomicrogels® are produced by the processing of plant raw materials. They are 100% biodegradable and completely safe for humans and the environment.

Patents

We have registered more than 100 patents, industrial prototypes, and trademarks around the world

All technologies developed by the company are patented in Russia and in more than 60 countries overseas. The company holds an extensive intellectual property portfolio.

Certification and Technical Documents


The company has a full cycle inhouse R&D center

The R&D center employs recognized experts in organic synthesis and multicomponent chemical reactions.

The R&D is managed by a doctor and PhD in chemical sciences who holds joint patents and has relevant experience of cooperating with major global corporations.

He is also an editor of international academic periodicals and facilitator of conferences in organic synthesis. The leaders of the various disciplines are Masters of Sciences having more than 10-years’ experience, included but not limited to overseas laboratories, and have had wide range of academic papers published in cited international periodicals. In total, 22 experts are employed by the R&D center.

The R&D center includes 4 laboratories: two research labs where the new products are actually developed, a technology lab where the final solutions are developed, and a testing laboratory where all developed products and solutions are tested. The laboratories are equipped with contemporary equipment and state-of-the-art procedures for conducting research and testing.

In addition, the company has two pilot production facilities: one for scaling up the technologies for the production of industrial reagents and the second for fine-tuning the technologies for the production of detergents and cosmetics. While perfecting the production technologies, a portfolio of documents for their large-scale mass production is generated at the experimental facilities, which is then handed over to fabrication shops

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