A recent study has revealed that oil spill dispersants make the an oil spill 52 times more toxic than original spill. Find out about the current methods for oil spill control and clean-up and why a better alternative is needed.
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Oil Spill Clean-up & Control Agent.
- Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Listed
- Suitable for Australian Oil Spills
- Alternative to Traditional Oil Spill Dispersants
- Powerful Oil Separation Action
- Non-Toxic and Non-Hazardous
- Will Not Harm Environment or Marine Life
- Effective on Crude Oil and other Heavy Oils
- Effective on Fuel and Light Oil Spills
- Non-Corrosive and Safe for all Man-Made and Natural Surfaces
- Bio Based and Readily Biodegradable
- Cost Effective
Triple7 BioConcentrate is a powerful, safe and effective oil spill clean up product and marine degreaser designed and listed for Australian marine environments.
This product offers a highly effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional oil spill dispersants.
Triple7 BioConcentrate is a non-toxic, environmentally safe oil spill clean-up product and marine degreaser suitable for a diverse range of marine applications including:
- Oil Spill Clean-Up
- Shoreline Oil Clean-up
- Sea Surface Oil Spill Herding
- Bilge & Ballast Tank Cleaning
- Marine Oil / Water Separation
- Deck Wash down
- Pier & Wharf Cleaning
- Mechanical Workshop Cleaning
- Response Vehicles
- General Marine Degreasing
Triple7 BioConcentrate is a powerful, bio-based oil / water separator which has been listed for use on Australian Oil Spills as a both a Surface Cleaning Agent (SCA) and as an Oil Herding Agent (OHA). Refer to AMSA National Plan website at www.amsa.gov.au
Sustainable Alternative to Oil Spill Dispersants
Unlike traditional dispersants Triple7 BioConcentrate does not create a persistent emulsion which can descend in the water column towards the ocean floor and marine life below. Instead the product creates very short-lived micro emulsions which break up an oil spill on the surface where it then evaporates and biodegrades. By keeping the oil on the surface the negative impacts on marine life are vastly reduced.
Multi-Purpose Oil Spill Clean-up
Triple7 BioConcentrate is suitable for use as an Oil Herding Agent, Surface Cleaning Agent and a Marine Degreaser.
Safe for Marine Life and the Environment
Triple7 BioConcentrate offers a powerful, safe and effective oil separation action without the potential for the serious environmental effects often associated with dispersant use in oil spill clean-ups.
Triple7 BioConcentrate will not effect marine plant or animal life and has no known adverse effects on sea water quality. Accordingly this product is listed by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for use on oil spills in Australian waters. There are no known restrictions on its use in general marine environments.
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Triple7 BioConcentrate can be used effectively with a wide range of oil spills including mineral oils, crude oil, heavy oil, residual fuels, diesel, kerosene, white spirits and lubricants.
Oil Herding Open Ocean & Uncontained Environments
In open-ocean and uncontained bodies of water Triple7 BioConcentrate can be applied as a spray from surface vessels or aircraft in a similar way to a dispersant. When applied to the centre of the spill the product causes oil to rapidly herd outwards into thin bands, which are then further broken up by wind and wave action.
Oil Herding In Shore
When a spill is contained by structures and/or booms Triple7 BioConcentrate can be applied directly to the oil slick within. Once applied the agent forces the oil to rapidly migrate in an outwards direction where it collects against the booms. In this application the product actually concentrates the oil spill into a smaller surface area where it can be more effectively collected and/or burnt. If burning is used to dispose of the oil Triple7 BioConcentrate will not affect the burn efficiency.
The oil can be captured with the use of lipophilic booms (high or low density polyethylene), oil/ water phase separation systems (fabric, flood, filtration or centrifugal) or other oil collection systems.
A Surface Cleaning Agent (SCA) is a product which, when applied to oil on shorelines or other firm surfaces facilitates the removal of the oil by natural processes or cleanup activities.
In this type of application Triple7 BioConcentrate functions like a ‘quick break’ degreaser by rapidly lifting oil soiling from surfaces without forming a permanent emulsion. The product may be applied as a broad spectrum spray, metered into the oil body or boom applied by saturating hydrophobic booms with the Triple7 BioConcentrate solution.
Shelf Life & Stockpiling
Bio Concentrate has a shelf life of 10 years. The recommended volume of Triple7 BioConcentrate that should be kept on standby is at least 1% of the volume of the largest potential oil spill.
Triple7 BioConcentrate is an ideal cleaner and marine degreaser for oil spills and oil based soiling on all types on natural and man-made surfaces including: decks, ship's side, piers, wharfs, and response vehicles. It is non corrosive and does not react with the cleaning surface. The product can also be used for tank cleaning and as an effective oil vapour dispersant.
Because Triple7 BioConcentrate is safe for release into marine environments it is the marine degreaser of choice where waste water run-off is difficult to manage.
Safe for Equipment
Unlike caustic cleaners, Triple7 BioConcentrate releases soiling without reacting with the cleaning surface, making it safe for metals, plastics, rubbers and fabrics.
Free from Regulatory Restrictions
There are no known application restrictions in a water environment and no known legal restrictions limiting the use of Triple7 BioConcentrate.
Because Triple7 BioConcentrate is listed on the AMSA National Oil Spill Control Agent (OSCA) Register, its use is widely accepted as a gold standard in ocean oil spill cleanup and oily waste water treatment. It is currently used for isolating MTBE from ground water; for separating oil and water emulsions where they occur and water borne cleaning applications aboard ocean vessels and in coastal clean-up applications world-wide.
Safe for your Workers
Triple7 BioConcentrate does not contain chemicals determined by the EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) or WHS (Work Health & Safety) to be carcinogenic or a suspected carcinogen, reducing the risk of future litigation claims.
Enhances Workplace Safety
You can replace hazardous products without changing equipment or procedures and BioConcentrate is safe for use in confined areas.
Safe for the Environment
Triple7 BioConcentrate contains no ozone depleting chemicals or hazardous air pollutants and the product is readily biodegradable. Furthermore, Triple7 BioConcentrate does not bio accumulate or upset the balance of ecosystems, which makes it safe for marine animals and plant life. There are no known legal or application restrictions for use of this product in a water environment.
Ecotoxicity for this product meets the Australian 2012 Oil Spill Control Agents requirements and is overall practically non-toxic (IMO/GESAMP classification.) Reference ESA TR1034 May 2013.
- EC50 (Saccostrea glomerata) is 17.1 ppm;
- EC50 (Saccostrea echinata) is 17.5 ppm;
- EC50 (Mytilus galloprovincialis) is 13.2 ppm;
- EC50 (Parvocalanus crassisotris) is 14.7 ppm;
- EC50 (Allorchestres compressa) is > 20 ppm;
- EC50 (Lates calcarifer) is > 20 ppm;
- EC50 (Heliocidaris tuberculata) is 13.8 ppm;
- IC50 (Ioschrysis aff. galbana) is 8.6 ppm;
- IC50 (Nitzchia closterium) is > 20 ppm;
- EC50 (Hormosira banksia) is > 20ppm
Smart Oil Spill Clean Up Technology
Triple7 BioConcentrate is a non-ionic surfactant solution that reduces oil mats to their mono-layer molecule or particle by separating the oil droplets in an oil spill from one another without actually combining with the oil body or forming a standing emulsion. Very short lived micro-emulsions are formed and as the hydroxyl or water phase attachment occurs, the extremely weak oil phase serves only to create a water interface (particle separation) in water borne systems.
Unlike traditional oil dispersants this means that the product does not disperse oil throughout the water column and, instead, causes it to break up on the surface.
Molecules of oil, fats, greases, lipids and proteins are separated from each other and forced to the edge of an oil slick, the same of which becomes wider if not contained with booms and oil collection systems.
All oil spills may be herded similarly with Triple7 BioConcentrate which functionally only attaches to hydroxyl ions and does not form a permanent bond with any known oil. This is what causes the separation action, allowing oil spills to disperse to the outer edges of the spill for removal. The product does not form a permanent bond with any known oil.
Because Triple7 BioConcentrate is non-corrosive, it is safe for metals, rubber and virtually all other surfaces.
Triple7 BioConcentrate has a unique cleaning action which lifts, separates and holds the soiling in suspension. The hyperactivity of minute particles (micelles), breaks the surface tension of water and in effect cause dirt and oils to separate from the water.
No Special Storage Requirements
Triple7 BioConcentrate has no Hazchem rating so it needs no special storage areas, lowering the cost of transport, handling and storage. It is also non-reactive with other chemicals, which minimizes the possibility of hazardous conditions.
Cost Effective & Versatile
Triple7 BioConcentrate is highly concentrated, requiring less product to be transported and deployed. Because the product is also an effective general cleaning agent and marine degreaser this one product can meet almost all oil related marine degreasing requirements.
Accreditations and Approvals
AMSA Listed (Registered on the OSCA as a SCA and OHA) download certificate
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) Accreditation download certificate
Readily Biodegradable - AS4351 view certificate
Toxicity Report download report
(this product was previously known as Triple7 Colloidal Concentrate)
Case Studies & More
With strong evidence suggesting that chemical oil spill dispersants may be causing far more environmental damage than they prevent the search is on for better methods to clean up oil spills. Envirofluid has been at the forefront in Australia in pioneering these new methods and has developed a break through product in the fight against oil spills.