Pristine Sea I is FluidTech’s oil spill response product that can be used to clean-up oil spills associated with offshore platforms, pipelines, terminals, ports, and harbors. It is a natural, non-toxic, and non-hazardous clay sorbent designed to offer a quick response in the event of an oil spill. Pristine Sea I is suitable for use in any climate and all weather conditions. The product is effective in remediating oil spills in freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water.
How Does Pristine Sea I Work?
Pristine Sea I chemically bonds to oil, forming a semi-solid ‘cake’. These cakes form within just a few hours of application and are less dense than water, allowing them to be skimmed from the top of the water. The bonding mechanism that occurs between Pristine Sea I and the oil is permanent. Successful oil spill response using Pristine Sea I has been demonstrated effectively on Louisiana Sweet, Alaskan North Slope, North Sea Brent, and aged Kuwaiti crude, as well as light and heavy refined oils.
The Benefits of Choosing Pristine Sea I for Oil Spill Response
There are several great reasons to choose Pristine Sea I for your oil response needs. Some of the benefits include:
§ Pristine Sea I is formulated to float on top of the water once it has bonded with the spilled oil. This makes the reclamation process easier and eliminates the need to collect and treat large volumes of water.
§ Oil spill response is faster when using Pristine Sea I. It sets within less than 4 hours in most cases and remains solid indefinitely.
§ Since the bonding mechanism that forms is irreversible, oil treated using Pristine Sea I will not desorb. None of the absorbed oil can leach back into the water.
§ Pristine Sea I is also used to ‘herd’ oil spills into small islands of oil. This is a quick method of creating large openings of clear water to allow sunlight to pass into the water. This is an essential step when it comes to protecting water-dwelling creatures and plants which rely on sunlight to thrive.
§ The solidified oil produced when Pristine Sea I is applied has a high BTU content, meaning the energy from it can be recovered for use after the clean-up.
Comparing Pristine Sea I with Other Oil Spill Response Options
There is one key advantage associated with using Pristine Sea I over some of the other oil spill response options that are available. The majority of physical removal methods such as skimming and pumping depend on the appropriate weather conditions. However, Pristine Sea I can be used in any weather conditions.
There are other comparisons showing Pristine Sea I to be the superior choice for oil sea response as well. For example, dispersal agents and detergents, while often toxic, changes the buoyancy of the oil which allows the oil to sink, further damaging aquatic life. Pristine Sea I is non-toxic and is not harmful to marine life making it the more environmentally responsible option.
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