Oil Spill Dispersant
Dispersants are chemicals that are applied directly to an oil slick. The key components of chemicals dispersants are surface active agents called Surfactants. AJI 3001 assists with breaking up the slick into small droplets ranging in size a few micrometers to few millimeters.
Chemical dispersants can do this because they contain molecules that are both water compatible and oil compatible. The molecules align themselves around the oil droplets break away from the slick. The Action prevents the coalescence ( reforming or joining ) of oil droplets. So, the oil can no longer form slick on water surface, and it reduces the adherence of the oil to solid particles ( sand ) and hard surfaces ( sea walls & boat hulls )Chemical dispersants remove the oil from the surface of the water and into the water column. Once in the water column, the oil is diluted to less harmful levels, and eventually is used as a food by bacteria. By removing the oil from the water surface, birds, marine mammals and sensitive coast is protected.
With the break up of the oil into water wetted droplets, the continuity of the fire is disrupted and it also stops any further spread of oil fire. The mixture of AJI 3001 and water is non flammable and non hazardous.
AJI 3001 is free from Paraffinic Solvents / Polvaromatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated Hydrocarbons, Heavy Metals, Benzene, Phenols, Caustic Alkali and free Mineral Acid.