I just wanted to give you an update on our first experience applying PRP® to a 100-gallon diesel spill from a truck roll-over in a wet, marshland area along S.R. 50. The PRP® worked exactly as you promised, the application was easy, no collection was necessary, and no residue remained. After only one PRP® application, the water tested clean.
In those situations where clean-up acceleration is not the primary need, we believe that the PRP® product may deliver excellent results.
Randall L. Barfield
Director of Emergency Services
American Compliance Technologies, Inc.
Major Rail System Boston, MA
As environmental compliance manager for a major rail system serving city and suburbs, you can imagine my environmental problems. In August of 2004 I was investigating my options to deal with petroleum pollutants. We applied approximately 8 pounds of PRP® powder over a 30 ft. by 4 ft. area of land and track ballast. I was told rain or moisture such as high humidity would help the product bio remediate. During the following forty days that the product was down we had no rain and very low humidity. In spite of such conditions, PRP® reduced our hydrocarbons by 95%.
This test was conducted by Earth Tech, Inc., an environmental engineering company tasked, by contract, to the rail company with handling all its environmental compliance issues.
Dan Connery, PG, REPA
Environmental Compliance Manager
The BioSok™ was purchased for use in a former 44′ motor life boat (ex-US Coast guard) now owned and operated by Sea Scout Ship CITY OF ROSES #601, of Portland, OR. The BioSok™ has done a good job of capturing oil in the bilge water, and with the reduction in the amount of engine bilge water that the adjustment to the stuffing tube yields, and BioSok™ should do even better. We are pleased with the reduced oil content in the bilge water that we have off loaded recently, and attribute this to the use of the BioSok™.
SSS CITY OF ROSES #601
Pittsburgh Voyager is a nonprofit environmental education organization operating three vessels on the three rivers in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Voyager (PV) offers a wide range of river-based educational programs. One of its primary goals is to educate the public, especially school children, on the health of the river. In keeping with the goal, PV has launched a campaign to become “green” through the new construction of one of the first green passenger vessels in the word. In the campaign, PV is in the process of “greening” our current facilities in an environmentally responsible manner.
Recently, PV was introduced to a product called PRP® through its manufacturer, Universal Remediation Inc. (UniRemInc) Pittsburgh Voyager had been looking for a material that is environmentally friendly, maintenance free, and that would facilitate the clean up of oil and fuel spills. PRP® stimulates naturally occurring microbes that biodegrade hydrocarbons into CO2 and water — it also is oleophilic and hydrophobic (encapsulates hydrocarbons and floats).
UniRemInc first supplied PV with its BioSok™ and BioBoom® products – essentially polypropylene socks filled with PRP®. The crew secured the BioSoks™ in place in the bilge sections using some cloth lines and finishing nails.
The boom was totally depleted of PRP® after three weeks. All that was left was the polypropylene sock. This product cleaned up the waste from the engine, the black film buildup on the docks, and probably unassociated pollution from the river as well!
UniRemInc has become a true partner with the Pittsburgh Voyager in “greening” their operations and providing a cleaner environment!
Kimberly Ann Porr
Boat Operations Manager
This letter is in response to our discussion concerning URS Corporation’s (URS) experience to date with Universal Remediation’s WellBoom™ and its response in the field. URS will continue to use the WellBoom™ since we believe this innovative use of a spill response tool saves our clients money and time in meeting our groundwater monitoring obligations.
WellBoom™ achieves our objectives for its deployment. Our intent is to eventually gather our field findings for publication in an environmental journal.
Kimberly Ann Porr
Thomas Merski Senior