What you should have on hand in case of an oil spill, large or small.
When an oil spill occurs, fast or slow, large or small, what is the fastest and easiest solution in order to start removing or safeguarding against oil spreading further and causing damage that could potentially become catastrophic?
Time is of the essence; an oil spill must be cleaned up. How can this be achieved? The simple and economical solution is to make sure that Microbes and Booms that can hold microbes and float on water, are always on hand and can easily be put in place wherever it is needed. They can be also used to remove other hydrocarbons, as well as organic waste.
Here are just some of the advantages of using microbes.
- Microbes are completely natural and are the “green” solution.
- Microbes can be used to clean up spills on water, soil, or hard surfaces and can even be used to remove old stains in asphalt or concrete.
- A very small amount of microbes are needed to treat an area that is significantly large.
How do they work?
Microbes digest hydrocarbon molecules and break them down into byproducts of carbon, carbon dioxide and lipids, which are harmless. The process may take longer if it is used for a more complex hydrocarbon, such as motor oil. Kerosene and diesel would more than likely be a faster process. This naturally occurs and is supercharged by adding these specific microbes to any oil spill or contaminated area (see list of known applications in the table below). It imbues as many as 5 billion microbes per gram into an oil spill, greasy catch basin, oil/water separator, etc. and within hours these microbes have reproduced from billions per gram to trillions. Water, oxygen and an organic food source (such as oil) are all these microbes need to form vast colonies, digest and remediate contaminants.
- WWTP — Industrial (refineries, pulp mills, chemical plants, steel mills, textile plants)
- Plumbing Maintenance — sinks, grease traps
- Septic Tanks
- Odor Control
- Bioremediation — soil, water, storm water
- Agriculture/Aquaculture — eliminating ammonia, storm water
- Oily Water — oil/water separators, containment sumps, lagoons
- WWTP — Waste Water Treatment Plant
It is important to understand the codes, requirements, and safety considerations when choosing the appropriate application in order to protect the environment. The seasoned customer service department at Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. can provide expert advice and careful consideration to the specific needs in order to make the best informed buying decision. Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. has been in business for over 50 years and has built its reputation on providing knowledge, expertise, and award-winning service that few companies can match. Please contact us at 1-800-359-DRUM for expert advice not only on roof and pipe leak protection, but also on additional options that may also meet your needs.
Ultra-Microbes®, Shakers And Water Soluble Packets
Ultra-Microbes are housed in a bentonite clay powder that provides the slightly moist environment needed for them to live. Two sizes of shakers are available for application on smaller spills or contained areas. Resealable/water-proof containers keep Microbes dry/dormant until they are needed.
Protect beaches and shorelines from spills. Install in the surf along beaches and shorelines to absorb oil spills before they can make it to land.
Large, 10’-long x 5’-wide section of Ultra-X-Tex quickly removes oil and other hydrocarbons. Blanket will “tumble” in the surf and remove oil from water as it passes by and thru the filtering fabric.
Ultra-Oil Filter Boom, Skirted Model®
Stop oil spills at the surface AND below. Made with Ultra-X-Tex material — allows water to instantly filter through the material and pulls off the oil selectively as the material is lippophilic.
34” weighted skirt hangs below Boom capturing any oil that is underwater but close to the surface. Additional 60” skirts can be quickly added for deeper water protection.
Ultra-Oil Filter Boom®
Capture floating oil quickly and stop it from reaching the shore. Six-foot-long Booms made with Ultra-X-Tex absorb oil from water much faster than standard polypropylene booms. Unlike polypropylene, Ultra-X-Tex material will allow water to pass through freely while filtering any oil present on the water’s surface. Each Oil Filter Boom has connecting hardware pre-installed so multiple units can be quickly and easily attached for longer lengths.
Protect shorelines, riverbeds, and other environmentally sensitive areas from oil spills. Captures oil on the surface of the water, but unlike boom and other floating devices, the Ultra-X-Tex Fence will also capture sub-surface oil.Made with Ultra-X-Tex — provides the unique benefit of allowing tidal water to flow through the fabric while absorbing oil as it passes through the fabric. Even hard-to-capture emulsified oil created by dispersants used in the open ocean is absorbed. Wire backing provides additional support and strength to the tidal push back and forth through the Ultra-X-Tex fabric.