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How Biosolve Works

BioSolve® Pinkwater is a proprietary blend of mostly non-ionic surfactants and performance additives.
Pinkwater is only sold as a concentrate. 

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Pinkwater solution emulsifies hydrocarbons

Diesel & Water

diesel

Hydrocarbon are immiscible (won’t mix) in water.  When combined, they quickly separate.

Pinkwater Solution & Diesel Before Agitation

before

Before agitation, Pinkwater solution and diesel will remain in separate phases.

Oil in Water Emulsion

diesel

After agitation, a stable “oil in water emulsion” is formed. In this form, the diesel will flow like water and can be easily removed from hard surfaces and extracted from the subsurface. 

Pinkwater’s surfactant molecules are strongly attracted to both water and oil.

The molecule head seeks full contact with water; the tail seeks full contact with the hydrocarbon.

In the presence of agitation, these opposing attractions disaggregate massive hydrocarbon globules into microscopic droplets and cover them in a thin layer of surfactant and water.

These water/surfactant encapsulated hydrocarbon droplets are called MICELLES.

Surfactant micelles form a stable “macro-emulsion”

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Aqueous encapsulation of hydrocarbons provides three key benefits for remediation

Reduced Volatility

  1. Makes fuel spills non-flammable
  2. Suppresses VOC emissions at remediation sites
  3. Reduces LELs during tank cleaning
  4. Controls organic odors at excavation sites, water treatment plants and more

Increased Solubility

  1. Enables extraction of hydrocarbons from the soil
  2. Removes spills from roadways with no slick spots
  3. Efficiently removes oil and grease from hard surfaces
  4. Controls paraffin build-up in oil wells

Improved Bioavailibility

  1. Accelerates natural biodegradation process

Pinkwater will emulsify a wide range of hydrocarbons

Pinkwater is Very Effective

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Heating Oil
  • Jet Fuel/Kerosene
  • BTEX
  • PCE/TCE
  • Light crude oil
  • Natural Gas Condensate
  • Creosote
  • Light oils
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Turpentine
  • Hydraulic Fluid
  • and others…

Pinkwater Works with Extra Effort*

  • Motor oils
  • #4 - #6 Heating Oil
  • Medium to Heavy Crude Oil
  • Palm Oil, Corn Oil
  • Linseed Oil
  • Paraffin
  • Bitumen (tar)
  • Other heavy, viscous or weathered products

*Extra Effort may include, for example, additional agitation, pressure or mixing; circulation system to allow extended contact; the use of a cosolvent of hot water to reduce viscosity

Pinkwater Will NOT Work

  • Lower alcohols (Methanol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol)
  • Most acids and alkalis
  • Ammonia and ammonia compounds
  • Nitrates, sulfates
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Other water soluble products
FIELD APPLICATIONSPinkwaterClearActivatorHydrovent
Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation
Aerobic Biodegradation of Impacted Soil
Insitu Spill Remediation
Land Farming & Biopiles
Industrial Maintenance
UST & AST Cleaning/Degassing
Subfloor/Interstitular Decomntamination
Vapor/Odor Control
MGP Site & Brownfield Remediation
Stabilization/Solidification
Excavation in Impacted Soil
Hydrocarbon Spill Response
Spill Clean-Up
Equipment Decontamination

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