Emergency oil and petroleum products spills are a relevant challenge at production, transportation, refining and storage of any types of petroleum products.
Petroleum products spills result both in direct costs (loss of commercial product, pollution of environment) and indirect costs (equipment downtime, failure to use water surface etc.)
Biomicrogel® BMG-P1 Sorbent and and Spilltex® filter cloth in a form of scoop net for collection of petroleum products or clothes for shallow rivers and shores are used as a response to impacts of emergency petroleum products spills in sea water and water with high hardness.
Value after implementation
Biomicrogel® BMG-P1 Sorbent is environmentally safe sorbent of natural polysaccharides, capsulating oils and petroleum products, and enabling their easy separation from water.
Upon contact with any lubricants, oil and petroleum products in saline water, it immediately forms 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 viscous jelly which is much easier collected from 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), do not stick to other surfaces (plants, birds, fishes, mammals, equipment, rocks etc.), don’t catch fire and maintain burning. Herewith, the petroleum products can be returned to process cycle after removal.
Biomicrogel® BMG-P1 Sorbent is applied to water surface by means of spraying equipment. After that, the jellified pollutants are removed from water surface by any means available (fine-meshed screen, netted spade, dust shovels etc.)
Biomicrogel® BMG-P1 Sorbent is supplied as powder.
It is packed in 25 kg polypropylene bags, and the bags are then placed on pallets. One pallet carries 20 bags – 500 kg of the Sorbent.
Store Biomicrogel® BMG-P1 Sorbent in a cool and dry place. Keep the entire protective packaging safe until the product is used.
Guaranteed storage life in dry form – 24 months as of date of manufacture.
The collected spent Biomicrogel® BMG-P1 Sorbent with petroleum products capsulated in it shall be disposed of in accordance with effective legislation.
The following FCCW Code is applicable to collected sorbent: 4 06 350 01 31 3 “Floated petroleum products from oil removers and similar facilities”.