How Effective

How effective is DissOil at “eating up” spills of oils and fuel under various conditions?

 

Active substance of DissOil “eats up” petroleum products, such as oils and diesel. This process is called biodegradation and the rate, i.e. how fast DissOil eats up absorbed spills, is dependent on certain factors. One is temperature and DissOil is active when the temperature is above freezing point. When below the active substance of DissOil is dormant. Absorption properties of DissOil still work for spills on snow and ice and the biodegradation will start again at temperatures above freezing point. The biodegradation rate increases further with rising temperatures, see results below.

 

Another factor that effects biodegradation rate is the texture of the surface where a spill happens. The rate differs a bit between spills on gravel, soil and water, see results below.

 

Third factor is moisture, i.e. access to water, which is the accelerator for the process. This means that biodegradation rate is fastest for spills on water. Read more at; How DissOil works or see results below.

Biodegradation rate of synthetic hydraulic oil

Oil content (%)

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil in gravel

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil in moraine (soil)

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil in water

Biodegradation rate of mineral hydraulic oil

Oil content (%)

  • Mineral hydraulic oil in gravel

  • Mineral hydraulic oil in moraine (soil)

  • Mineral hydraulic oil in water

Biodegradation depending on temperature

The biodegradation rate is dependent on temperature. The process is active as long as the temperature is above freezing but it also accelerates when the temperature rises, see diagrams below:

 

Biodegradation rate of synthetic hydraulic oil on lake water

Oil content (%)

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil 5°C

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil 16-18°C

Biodegradation rate of mineral hydraulic oil on brackish water

Oil content (%)

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil 5°C

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil 16-18°C

Biodegradation rate on frozen lake water

The biodegradation process in DissOil is as explained dependent on temperature and the process is dormant when the temperature is below freezing. The results below shows how fast the process starts when the temperature rises. The samples was frozen at -18°C for seven days. On the 8th day that they were transferred to a 5°C environment.

 

Biodegradation rate of hydraulic oil on ice

Oil content (%)

  • Mineral hydraulic oil

  • Synthetic hydraulic oil

Biodegradation of different types of petroleum

The biodegradation rate differs depending on type of petroleum product, see diagrams below:

 

Biodegradation rate of different petroleum on gravel

Oil content (%)

  • Synthetic motor oil at 5°C

  • Diesel at 5°C

Biodegradation of other types of products

DissOil works on other products than petroleum products. See diagrams below:

 

Biodegradation rate of Glycol

Glycol content (%)

  • Glycol at 20°C

  • Reference at 20°C

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