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    Petrox EC is used to removal oil and grease from hard surfaces and to establish long-lasting bioremediation of residual oil.

Petrox_EC-homePetrox EC provides an economical solution for petroleum hydrocarbon spills.

Product Description

Bioremediation and cleaning solution for removal and destruction of petroleum hydrocarbons and other chemicals.  Petrox EC combines the benefits of surfactant with microbial bioremediation for immediate and long-term oil spill treatment.

Petrox EC is provided in a stable liquid form.  The product may be diluted with tap water to for an economical solution for spill cleanups.

Process Description

The surfactant in Petrox EC binds with the hydrocarbon molecule to increase polarity and make it water soluble fro easy removal.

The microbes in Petrox EC® have been selected for their ability to metabolize hydrocarbons and convert them to carbon dioxide and water.  Petrox® metabolism destroys both the aliphatic and aromatic components of petroleum by beta oxidation.  The Petrox® organisms were also selected for their ability to tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions, including a wide range of pH, oxygen levels and environmental contaminants.

Safety and Toxicity

The surfactant in Petrox EC® is a non-ionic surfactant.  These surfactants are commonly found in dish washing liquids, shampoos and specialty industrial surfactants.  While the undiluted surfactant may cause eye and skin irritation, they are considered safe for human use and exposure.  They are biodegradable in the environment.

The microorganisms in Petrox EC® are naturally occurring several strains of Pseudomonas sp. They have not been genetically modified.  The fermentation batches are  tested to verify the absence of unwanted strains, especially potentially pathogenic strains.  The organisms in Petrox EC® are safe for human use and exposure.

Applications

Petrox-EC is intended to degrade minor petroleum hydrocarbon spills. In addition, Petrox-EC eliminates slippery build-up and remediates chemical contamination on surfaces. Its pH is neutral and will not degrade or etch concrete.

Petrox-EC is sent as a liquid material in 2.5 gallon containers. Add 1 to 4 ounces of the concentrate per gallon of water for the usable solution.

 Results

Work area stained with cutting oil, lube oil and grease prior to cleaning

Work area stained with cutting oil, lube oil and grease prior to cleaning

The same area after cleaning with Petrox EC

The same area after cleaning with Petrox EC

A portion of another oily walkway after cleaning with Petrox EC.

A portion of another oily walkway after cleaning with Petrox EC.