Absorbents, solidification agents, ion exchange media and dust suppression.

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AQUASET

AQUASET is a granular absorbent used to solidify aqueous solutions with low-to-moderate levels of dissolved solids. AQUASET is applied by simply adding it to the waste in a container. AQUASET is a versatile absorbent that is effective as a top-off absorbent in containers of damp or wet wastes to capture and retain moisture which otherwise, through transportation vibrations/stresses and temperature fluctuations, could become a free liquid. The end product is a firm, soft solid.

Recommended Application
  • Water, with less than 0.01M salts or organics
  • Neutralized weak acids
  • Water-miscible organics
  • Slurries – IX Resins; Filter Pre-coat
AQUASET II-G

AQUASET II-G is a versatile absorbent that is used to treat aqueous solutions with extremely high levels of dissolved solids, such as neutralized acids and bases, and organic liquids that are mixed with water and are water soluble or miscible (e.g. alcohols, benzenes, glycols, low-molecular weight ketones). AQUASET II-G is the absorbent of choice for liquids that are too salty or contain levels of organics too high for regular AQUASET. AQUASET II-G is a granular product that may be added to the liquid solution, mixed into a wet material, or placed under it so that it is available to absorb any liquid released.

Recommended Application
  • Neutralized strong acids
  • Neutralized weak acids
  • Water-miscible organics
FLUIDSAP 100

Fluid Tech’s Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) or sodium polyacrylate is used to absorb and solidify a wide variety of aqueous waste waters and sludges making it ideal for spills, or solidifying waste for transportation and disposal. Aqueous wastes solidified using FluidSAP 100 will resist biodegradation and retain liquid under pressure. stabilizing it both chemically and physically.

Recommended Application
  • Water, with less than 0.01M salts or organics
  • Neutralized strong acids
  • Neutralized weak acids
  • Water-miscible organics
Volumetric Efficiency

Volume increase of wastes treated using Fluid Tech products is typically less than 20%. Minimization of volume and weight increases results in container, transportation, and disposal savings as well as reduced generator liability.

Leach Resistance

Fluid Tech products irreversibly bind radioactive and hazardous constituents through naturally occurring ion-exchange mechanisms and form inert solids, effectively stabilizing wastes both chemically and physically. This keeps radioisotopes, heavy metals, and other hazardous constituents from leaching, ensuring both long-term stability and compliance.

Physical Integrity

Wastes solidified with Fluid Tech products maintain their physical integrity through freeze-thaw conditions and vibrational stresses encountered during transportation. This ensures that no incidental or free-standing liquids develop prior to inspection at the final disposition or storage facility.

Adaptability

Fluid Tech products are designed to be stand alone, or used in combination with one another. While each product has its own specific attributes, there is literally no combination of wastes that cannot be solidified.

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AQUASET II

AQUASET II is a versatile powdered solidifier that is used to treat aqueous solutions with extremely high levels of dissolved solids, such as neutralized acids and bases, and organic liquids that are mixed with water and are water soluble or miscible (e.g. alcohols, benzenes, glycols, low-molecular weight ketones). AQUASET II is often used in conjunction with PETROSET and PETROSET II. AQUASET II is particularly useful in treating Mixed Wastes which contain both heavy metals and water-miscible organics (such as glycols).

Recommended Application
  • Neutralized strong acids
  • Neutralized weak acids
  • Water-miscible organics
  • Silicone Emulsions
AQUASET II-H

AQUASET II-H is a versatile powdered solidifier that is used to treat aqueous solutions with extremely high levels of dissolved solids, such as neutralized acids and bases, and organic liquids that are mixed with water and are water soluble or miscible (eg. alcohols, benzenes, glycols, low-molecular weight ketones). AQUASET II-H is often used in conjunction with PETROSET and PETROSET II. Unlike AQUASET II, AQUASET II-H sets up to form a hard matrix (load bearing strengths of over 5 tons per square foot or 69 pounds per square inch can be achieved).

Recommended Application
  • Water, with less than 0.01M salts or organics
  • Neutralized strong acids
  • Neutralized weak acids
  • Water-miscible organics
AQUASET II-GH (Absorbent/Solidification Agent)

AQUASET II-GH is a versatile absorbent that is used to treat aqueous solutions with extremely high levels of dissolved solids, such as neutralized acids and bases, and organic liquids that are mixed with water and are water soluble or miscible (eg. alcohols, benzenes, glycols, low-molecular weight ketones). Unlike AQUASET II-G, AQUASET II-GH sets up to form a hard matrix (load bearing strengths of over 5 tons per square foot or 69 pounds per square inch can be achieved).

Recommended Application
  • Water, with less than 0.01M salts or organics
  •  Neutralized strong acids
  •  Neutralized weak acids
  •  Water-miscible organics
  •  Sludge’s and Slurries, Aqueous
PETROSET

PETROSET is used to solidify aqueous solutions with low to moderate levels of dissolved solids. PETROSET is used with power mixing to treat sludges and particle suspensions. With the addition of small amounts of water, PETROSET can solidify dry solids. PETROSET is frequently used in combination with other Fluid Tech products such as AQUASET II and PETROSET II.

Recommended Application
  • Water, with less than 0.01M salts or organics
  • Neutralized weak acids
  • Evaporator Concentrates BWR & PWR
  • Slurries – Ion Exchange Resins; Filter Pre-coat
PETROSET-H

PETROSET-H is used to solidify aqueous solutions with low to moderate levels of dissolved solids. PETROSETH is used with power mixing to treat sludges and particle suspensions. With the addition of small amounts of water, PETROSET-H can solidify dry solids. PETROSET-H is frequently used in combination with other Fluid Tech products such as AQUASET II and PETROSET II. PETROSET-H sets up to a hard matrix (load bearing strengths of over 5 tons per square foot or 69 pounds per square inch can be achieved).

Recommended Application
  • Water, with less than 0.01M salts or organics
  • Neutralized strong acids
  • Neutralized weak acids
  • Slurries – Ion Exchange Resins; Filter Pre-coat
PETROSET II

PETROSET II is a finely ground, strongly organophilic solidification agent. PETROSET II is used to solidify wastes having some or all of the liquid components that are not water-miscible (such as oils). Solidification of wastes having both water-miscible and water immiscible components is accomplished using PETROSET II in combination with PETROSET or AQUASET II.

Recommended Application
  • Oils, hydrocarbon
  • Oils, synthetic
  • Solvents
  • Other Non-Aqueous Liquids
  • Sludge’s and Slurries, Non-Aqueous
Volumetric Efficiency

Volume increase of wastes treated using Fluid Tech products is typically less than 20%. Minimization of volume and weight increases results in container, transportation, and disposal savings as well as reduced generator liability.

Leach Resistance

Fluid Tech products irreversibly bind radioactive and hazardous constituents through naturally occurring ion-exchange mechanisms and form inert solids, effectively stabilizing wastes both chemically and physically. This keeps radioisotopes, heavy metals, and other hazardous constituents from leaching, ensuring both long-term stability and compliance.

Physical Integrity

Wastes solidified with Fluid Tech products maintain their physical integrity through freeze-thaw conditions and vibrational stresses encountered during transportation. This ensures that no incidental or free-standing liquids develop prior to inspection at the final disposition or storage facility.

Adaptability

Fluid Tech products are designed to be stand alone, or used in combination with one another. While each product has its own specific attributes, there is literally no combination of wastes that cannot be solidified.

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WTZ 100

WTZ 100 is characterized by its high surface area, high cation exchange capacity (CEC), physical durability, and pozzolanic properties. Its chemical composition, high CEC, and abrasion resistance make it an ideal water filtration media, and its pozzolanic properties prove highly valuable in cementitious products. WTZ 100’s unique chemical and physical properties also allow for gas adsorption and water absorption/desorption, making it ideal for multiple industrial and environmental end-use applications, including radioactive waste control, aquaculture, water filtration and purification.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

FormGranules & Powders
ColorReddish / Tan (dry brightness 40)
Ring Members8
Crystal SizeLess than 1 micron
Crystallinity+90%
Density1.73 g/cm3
Pore Size4.1 by 3.7 Angstroms
Effective Pore Diameter4.3 Angstroms
Cavity Size11.0 by 6.6 Angstroms
Total Pore Volume.468 cm3/g
Surface Area520 m2/g
Crystal Void Volume.47 cm3/cm3
Packing DensityApprox.  (40 – 44 lbs/ft3)
SiO2/Al2O3 RatioApprox. 4:1
MOH’s Hardness4 – 5
Moisture as PackagedLess than 20% by Weight
pH of 1% Dispersion8.5
StabilitypH of 3 through 12
Ion Exchange Capacity2.50 meq/g
Sorption Capacity>15 wt. % H2O at 10% RH

TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS (Anhydrous Basis)

SiO2Al2O3Fe2O3CaOMgONa2OK2ODominant Cation
68.118.592.840.270.758.321.12Na

EXCHANGE SELECTIVITIES

Tl+>Cs+>K+>Ag+>Rb+>NH4+>Pb2+>Na+ = Ba2+>Sr2+>Ca2+>Li+

EXCHANGE OF HEAVY METAL IONS

Weight Percent of Heavy Metals Retained in Anhydrous CABSORB after Ion Exchange from a .10 mg/ml solution:

AgNo3, Pb(NO3)2, CoSO4 and a 0.025 mg/ml solution of CuSO4 at the Initial pH Indicated for each Solution.

AqPbCuCo
pHWt%pHWt%pHWt%pHWt%
5.3021.853.8015.273.433.172.912.82
WTZ 200

WTZ 200 is unique among natural zeolites. It is characterized by its light weight, extremely high surface area, and high cation exchange capacity (CEC). Its chemical composition and affinity for radionuclides make it a proven and highly effective media for nuclear remediation applications, and its high surface area is valued in gas separation and specialty desiccant markets. End-use applications of WTZ 200 include hazardous waste cleanup of arsenic and thallium, radioactive waste control, personal hygiene products, and air and water filtration and purification.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

FormGranules & Powders
ColorTan – Green
Pore Diameter4.0 Angstroms
Pore Volume15%
Specific Surface Area40 m2/g
Bulk45 – 80 lbs/ft3

760 – 1,283 kg/m3

Solid Density100 lbs/ft3

1,603 kg/m3

Alkali StabilitypH of 7 – 10
Acid StabilityPh of 3 – 7
Thermal Stability1,202  ͦF

650  ͦC

Ion Exchange Capacity1.85 milliequivalents/g

TYPICAL CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

SiO2Al2O3Fe2O3CaOMgONa2OK2OMnOTiO2
69.111.90.70.80.43.53.80.020.1

MAJOR EXCHANGEABLE CATIONS

Rb+Na+Ba+2Mg+2Li+Ag+Sr+2Fe+3K+Cd+2
Cu+2Co+3Cs+Pb+2Ca+2Al+3NH+4Zn+2Hg+2Cr+3

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Trans Seal l

Trans Seal I is a dust suppressant and soil stabilizer designed to control airborne particulate emissions caused by windblown dust, construction activity, and open container hauling. Trans Seal I is a non-toxic, water-soluble, polyvinyl emulsion that acts as a “binder”, forming a crust over the treated surface proving effective for the long-term stabilization of fugitive dust emissions and the prevention of surface erosion. Trans Seal I is more effective and environmentally friendly than traditional salt-based dust suppressants (i.g. MgCl2) which are ineffective in climates with low relative humidity and have come under increased environmental and regulatory scrutiny.

Airborne Particulate and Fugitive Dust

Trans Seal I stops fugitive dust emissions (PM10 and PM2.5), conserves water resources, and eliminates the need for continuous treatment. Application of Trans Seal I will save money by eliminating the need for dedicated personnel to manage site dust issues, improve safety through the mitigation of visibility-related incidents and respiratory-related illnesses, and will not harm humans or the environment.

Soil Stabilization

Trans Seal I stabilizes areas subject to constant traffic and heavy hauling by creating a smooth, firm, durable surface. This decreases road maintenance (like blading, watering and gravel replacement) and equipment costs. Trans Seal I increases load bearing strengths of treated soils to meet California Bearing Ratio (CBR) requirements and has proven effective at maintaining the integrity of soils subject to extreme weights and weather conditions.

Cost Benefits

Trans Seal can substantially reduce the costs associated with dust suppression and erosion control by:

  • Reducing the need for blading, watering, and gravel replacement
  • Reducing vehicle maintenance costs by lowering the levels of dust that clogs filters, bearings, and machinery
  • Producing a smooth, firm driving surface which increases productivity, decreases fuel consumption, saves time, and minimizes replacement costs of suspension drive lines and tires
  • Preventing costly soil erosion caused by destructive wind conditions or heavy rain
  • Minimizing the cost of cleaning and protects value of vehicles, equipment, property, vegetation, and living sites
  • Reduces replacement expenses of windshields by controlling gravel spray
  • Protecting pasture land and improving crop production and quality

How others have applied Trans Seal l

Trans Seal's non-toxic, water-soluble properties make it a great candidate for many different applications.

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NARCSORB

Developed in cooperation with some of the leading medical institutions in the world, Fluid Tech’s NARCSORB can be used as part of a DEA-compliant program to effectively manage narcotic and non-narcotic controlled substances.

NARCSORB irreversibly solidifies most adulterating or denaturing agents through complex bonding mechanisms and ion-exchange reactions, ensuring controlled substances are rendered non-retrievable and no longer “present any potential for abuse”, in accordance with 21 CFR PART 1308.23.

NARCSORB is a solidification product developed for the safe disposal of narcotics. When medications reach their expiration, they have to be treated in a manner that is safe for people and the environment. Current regulation does not mandate that commercially available medicines be treated as hazardous materials. However, many hospitals, pharmacies, and hospice care facilities are required to dispose of pharmaceuticals in a safe manner. Current methods include direct disposal by dumping chemicals down drains, incineration, and over-packing for disposal as a hazardous substance. These methods have a number of secondary challenges. For example: pouring dissolved meds down a drain can introduce challenges for municipal water treatment systems that are not designed to extract chemicals, thus the narcotics end up released into water ways and the environment. Incineration poses significant off-gas and fly ash concerns over harmful toxin exposure for the people operating the furnace, as well as those living near the plant. Over-packing consists of disposing of the product in sealed containers. This does nothing to treat the drugs, as it only provides a vessel for disposal. In all three scenarios there is adverse risk to public health and safety.

NARCSORB is designed to eliminate secondary health risks by first dissolving the drugs, then solidifying them in a compound that is ready for landfill disposal. Once solidified, the narcotics are no longer a permeable or chemical emitting mass. In other words, it cannot leach its way into ground water supply, nor can the narcotics be reused or farmed for illegal intent.

A Better Controlled Substances Solution

When used as part of a DEA-compliant program, NARCSORB allows for the safe, compliant, and cost-effective management of unused controlled substances. NARCSORB is an economical alternative to costly collection, escorting, transportation and incineration of controlled substances. Because NARCSORB allows for ON-SITE management of controlled substances, there is no need for costly transfer of the liability to a third party contractor. Controlled substances are simply denatured, solidified, and disposed of as non-hazardous waste.

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