OilSpillRem. provides Green Spill Cleanup and Absorbent Products for Oil, Fuel and other Hydrocarbon Spills.PRP (petroleum remediation product) and OilBuster can be used for many oil, fuel and other liquid petroleum hydrocarbon clean up applications such as oil or fuel spilled on land or ground, oil spills on shorelines, waterways or marinas, hydraulic fluid spills in industrial plants, shops or truck leaks, gasoline or fuel stormwater runoff, heating fuel oil in home storage tanks, railroad tracks & railroad ballasts, oil wells & oil fields, transformer vaults, maintenance facilities, vehicle roll-overs, marshes & wetlands, car washing or parking garage washing usage or any area where oil, diesel fuel, gasoline, liquid petroleum or other hydrocarbon cleanup and remediation of oil spills, fuel spills and other hydrocarbon spill may be required.

Company details

450 Butler Street , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvan 15223 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Distributor
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Oil Spills
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

How Product Works
The Petroleum Remediation Product (PRP) is an all natural hydrocarbon absorbent that also attracts and stimulates the natural microbial population to degrade oil on land or water, manufactured by Universal Remediation Inc., Pittsburgh, PA. Associated products are: BIO-SOK well-boom, BIO-BOOM shaker bottles, pads, fuel collars and OIL BUSTER which use the PRP product as the active ingredient.

PRP uses a NASA-developed encapsulation process enabling production of buoyant capsules, which never sink, even when fully saturated with oil. The uniqueness of PRP and its delivery system is apparent when attempting to treat water borne hydrocarbons spills under different climatic conditions. PRP serves as the initial catalyst in which the microorganisms flourish and produce increased amounts of hydrocarbon-degrading enzymes.
PRP is oleophilic (clings to petroleum); yet hydrophobic (repels water). Petroleum components penetrate the PRP (where they become a source of nutrients for the microorganism) enhancing the overall effect of the bioremediation process. The specific gravity of PRP is greater than oil but less than water. Consequently, PRP provides a barrier between spilled oil and the water or land, into which the oil has spilled, thus preventing contact with ecotypes. It is important to understand that PRP cannot work where surfactants, soaps, dispersants, detergents or chlorine exist.

An obvious problem with other bioremediation technologies is microbial survivability. PRP overcomes this problem by providing a means to stimulate massive quantities of viable hydrocarbon microorganisms at a contaminated site, thus enabling the indigenous population of microorganisms to not only survive but multiply, thus accomplishing the task of biodegrading in a timely manner. One of the most significant advantages of PRP is the ability to pre-position the product, which requires no mixing or special handling, at sites which are at greatest risk of damage as a result of accidental oil spills (sea ports, oil storage terminals, pipe lines, collection ponds, railroads, etc.).

Having PRP in our products is simply another way to use the product when it must be confined to one area of an oil spill. This is very significant when the environmental impact of the spill is on land, in or around desalination plants, around storage tanks, in or on boat and ship bilges, storm drains, collection basins, fish farms, fishing grounds, industrial water intakes, recreational beaches and harbors. PRP can, as an absorbent, survive extreme temperatures and as a bioremediation agent, the ideal working temperatures are in the 40 to 95 degree F range.