Oil Spills and hydrocarbon management
Manifa Petroleum represents a US based technology which is an Environmentally Friendly Polymer Technology for Oil Spills and hydrocarbon management: Prevention, Detection and Cleanup or Treatment.
This product is a proprietary blend of USDA food grade polymers that is non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic, and non-hazardous. It is listed on the EPA National Contingency Plan Product Schedule as an "Oil Solidifier" for use on oil spills in the navigable waters of the United States.
The polymers have a long chain molecular structure that is highly cross-linking with organic liquid hydrocarbons, enabling the chemical to solidify liquid hydrocarbons (sheen, gasoline, diesel, and oils, including crudes) upon contact into an inert solid rubber-like mass that floats and can be easily removed from water using ordinary methods. Being environmentally responsible, chemical has been tested non-harmful to aquatic life and waterfowl. The solidified by-product is hundred percent recyclable as raw material for asphalt, rubber and plastic production, or can be burned as fuel.
This hydrocarbon management technology is very effective in oil spill management, yet very simple to deploy and less expensive than other oil spill management methods. It provides complete efficiency and doesn't require any special equipment, or any special skills. It reduces cost of oil spill cleanup tremendously