BioSolve is a proprietary, water-based blend of non-ionic and anionic surfactants, and other additives specifically formulated to provide unique benefits for the mitigation of hydrocarbons.
Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension of liquids, allowing easier spreading or “wetting” and lower the interfacial tension between two liquids (such as oil and water). These functional characteristics are attributable to the structure of the surfactant molecule, which includes a hydrophilic (water loving) “head” and a hydrophobic (water averse) “tail.”
As illustrated in the adjacent figure, surfactant molecules have the tendency to create micelles – spherical structures that can completely encapsulate a microscopic oil droplet so that it will be readily emulsified in an aqueous solution.
The BioSolve formulation was specifically optimized to achieve this encapsulation and emulsification for crude oil and hydrocarbons.
The ability to emulsify hydrocarbons through the creation of micelles is what enables BioSolve to be effective in a wide range of applications involving eliminating or mitigating the presence of hydrocarbons.
BioSolve has been tested under laboratory and field conditions for over 30 years, providing consulting engineers, regulators and contractors with a high level of confidence in its performance.
BioSolve Technical Data
|Freeze Temperature: 28°F||Odor: Pleasant Fragrance|
|Freeze Harm: None (may require stirring)||Flammability: None|
|Boiling Point: 265°F||Health: Minor Skin Irritant (NCIS Rated 1)|
|Specific Gravity: 1.00 +/- .01||Density: 8.38 pounds per gallon|
|Surface Tension: 29.1 dyne/cm @ 25°F||Viscosity (Concentrate): 490 centipoise|
|pH: 9.1 +/- 0.3 (depending on dilution water)||Viscosity (6% Solution): 15 centipoise|
|Solvent for Cleanup: Water||Color: Clear Liquid or Dyed Red|
|Shelf Life: Unlimited - Unopened||DOT Class: Not Regulated|