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If you are speaking about aerobic microbes, you are correct.
The samples are tested for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons by method 8015. Samples are screened to significantly reduce the added material to negate any dilution factor.
A comparative study using the ASTM Standard Test Method F726-06 was utilized to compare the physical sorbent performance of various absorbents.
We do not recommend DualZorb in water applications such as ponds, because the heavy particles sink to the bottom without effectively cleaning the water’s surface. PondZorb performs 100% better because of its ability to float longer than DualZorb thus coming into contact with more oil.
Generally speaking, both words mean something is being broken down through microbial processes.
Bio-remediation - the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons, which can be affected by enzymes, microbes, moisture, temperature, salinity, and nutrients, etc.
Bio-Degradation - the natural breakdown of DualZorb over time, which also is affected by enzymes, microbes, moisture, temperature, salinity, and nutrients.
When DualZorb bio-degrades it does break down into water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
Not all microbes (bacteria and fungi) can remediate petroleum hydrocarbons. Only specific microbes have the ability to remediate petroleum hydrocarbons. Microbes digest petroleum hydrocarbons with the use of enzymes, similar to a human stomach using enzymes to digest food. The enzymes break the bonds in petroleum hydrocarbon chains, converting the matrix into small compounds that eventually become inert substances like water and carbon dioxide.
DualZorb is unique because it first absorbs the petroleum hydrocarbons into a non-leachable form, holding the contamination in place preventing pollution migration. The petroleum hydrocarbons are then remediated through a series of chemical reactions and microbes.
In comparison to other products, yes some products need microbes added to be a remediation agent. Peat moss based products probably contain microbes. We feel that DualZorb is better than peat moss because DualZorb is not as dusty, easier to handle, easier to clean up and not as flammable. The biggest difference is DualZorb is made from a dead natural product, while peat moss is made from a living ecosystem (peat bogs).
Yes. LBI would recommend adding a fertilizer that has a 10/20/10/10 ratio (nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, sulfur) and apply per manufactures recommendations.
Petroleum hydrocarbons can actually be a fertilizer within the soil at low concentration levels, but if the levels get to high then the soil will be unfit.
We do have the ability to put DualZorb in various containers. We would need to know the type of container, size, maneuverability, loading capability of the container, max volume and weight that the containers can hold.
The manufacturing plant is able to comfortably produce 30 tons of product per day, but our production capabilities can steadily rise with demand.
LBI tested this very question by monitoring the headspace above a gasoline spill that was covered with dry DualZorb. Carbon Monoxide was being emitted from the matrix indicating degradation of hydrocarbons. LBI has also hired a PhD reaction chemist to further explore the chemical processes that occur when DualZorb is utilized on various components.
We do not have insecticide- and pesticide-free certifications. During the EPA testing, we had a toxicity test performed on DualZorb. As part of that test, a complete analysis was performed , including insecticides and pesticides. We can provide a copy of the laboratory report if desired. Our base stock comes from forested lands adjacent to National Forest lands in Northern Colorado and there are no active agriculture lands in the vicinity, so we do not anticipate this being a problem at this time. However, should an insecticide be developed to combat the Mountain Bark Beetle, we will reevaluate this position.
The land farm example in Case Study #1 was a one-time project and we were unable to follow up for a long term evaluation. Our bioremediation claims are based on testing and inclusion on the US EPA;s National Contingency Product (NCP) schedule (40 CFR 300.900, http: //http:www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/ncp). As you may be aware, the NCP program provides emergency spill response coordinators a list of products that have passed prerequisite testing and evaluation. The testing methodologies were developed to determine product performance with a cude oil spill on the ocean. All Federal agency, including the BLM and Forest Service, even here in Wyoming require a product be listed on the NCP list before it can be used on Federal land, even though we are a 1000 miles from the nearest ocean. We can provide a copy of the bioremediation effectiveness report form Bonner Analytical.
Colder temperatures slow the absorption and bioremediation processes, but does not affect the absorption capability.
No. DualZorb still absorbs certain liquids in the dry form and LBI Renewable recommends utilizing dry DualZorb for containment and spill cleanup in an emergency situation. For optimal performance of spill cleanups, LBI recommends that DualZorb hydrated at equal parts with water (low salinity or tap water).