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Test Results BTI

INTERTEK COMPARATIVE TEST

BTI

Product: Tap Water

BTI Additive Treatment
Acrude oil spillage was simulated on a water phase; after it, the BTI additive was atomized over the spillage.

After 24 hours, samples are taken at different heights (bottom, 1/3 and 2/3) to check water environmental involvement.

ANALYSIS SAMPLE TAP WATER
WITHOUT TREATMENT
BOTTOM SAMPLE
AFTER BTI TREATMENT
1/3 BOTTOM SAMPLE
AFTER BTI TREATMENT
2/3 BOTTOM SAMPLE
AFTER BTI TREATMENT
Temperature 22.0 °C 22.0 °C 22.0 °C 22.0 °C
pH 8.0 units 7.5 units 7.6 units 7.6 units
Suspended Solids 1.2 mg/l 4.1 mg/l 3.0 mg/l 3.0 mg/l
COD - Chemical Oxigen Amount 52.0 mgO2/l 97.0 mgO2/l 106.0 mgO2/l 113.0 mgO2/l
N Nitric - Nitrogen Nitric < 0.5 mg/l < 0.5 mg/l 1.1 mg/l 0.9 mg/l
Total Hydrocarbons < 0.2 mg/l 0.4 mg/l < 0.1 mg/l 0.2 mg/l
Floating Hydrocarbons < 0.2 mg/l < 0.2 mg/l < 0.2 mg/l < 0.2 mg/l
Eco Toxicity 1.7 T.U. 4.0 T.U. 2.7 T.U. 2.6 T.U.
Detergents < 0.5 mg/l 4.9 mg/l 4.5 mg/l 5.6 mg/l
Sample BS-14140/09 BS-14140/10 BS-14140/11 BS-14140/12

Date: May 12, 2014

 

A condition equivalent of an accidental spill in water was created, it was performed by an independent laboratory, Intertek http://www.intertek.com/. To do this crude oil was spilled into a container filled with water.

After spraying the BTI product on the crude oil, the spill was controlled, the surface of the crude oil was reduced with the subsequent recovery of the crude oil, and it was demonstrated that the spill did not contaminate the water.
 
After 24 hours water samples at different depths were taken (from the bottom, 1/3 from the bottom and 2/3 from the bottom) and the parameters were analyzed.

Comments
pH: The pH variation was insignificant, staying within the normal limits.

Suspended Solids: The BTI product caused solids to be released from the crude oil, accumulating in greater proportion at the bottom, but well below the level allowed by the legislation of discharges (750 mg/l).

COD - Chemical Oxygen Demand: Increased oxygen demand, a greater increase was observed closer to the surface due to the crude oil spill, well below the level allowed by the legislation of discharges (1500 mg/l).

N nitric - Nitrogen Nitric: The concentration level of Nitrogen Nitric was maintained at the bottom and increased slightly when it got closer to the surface.

Total hydrocarbons: The concentration level of the hydrocarbons remained the same, with an increase only at the bottom, but well within the legal parameters of discharges (15 mg/l).

Floating Hydrocarbons:  Remained the same in all the depth samples.

Eco toxicity: A slight increase was observed at the bottom, but, as in previous parameters, within legal limits (25 TU).

Detergents: The increase that was detected was due to the composition of the product, but did not exceed the legal limits (10 mg/l).

Because of these reasons it was concluded that the BTI product is not a pollutant by itself and it is suitable to neutralize crude oil contamination spills.

Process with the BTI additive (photographic report)


Regular faucet water before the spill

Spill (Overhead View)

Spill (View from below)

Application of the BTI additive

Spill with BTI additive, after 10 minutes (Overhead view)

Spill with BTI additive, after 10 minutes (View from below)

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