When a hydrocarbon is spilled on water, it is very visible – floating on the surface, a blue green sheen clearly visible.
When applied to an oil spill on water, Nanobite Liquid will not mix with the water and become diluted. Within a minute it attaches to the hydrocarbon, bonding with it and creating a matrix – an agglomerated gel- that remains on the surface and cannot sink, no matter what the weather conditions. By bonding with the hydrocarbon Nanobite liquid does not allow the hydrocarbon to disperse or sink. The motion on the surface of the water creates the optimum conditions for microbes, trapped in the matrix, to start the bio-remediation process. The microbes multiply very rapidly in the matrix – a greenhouse effect – rapidly eating the hydrocarbon until it is all gone. Depending on the type of oil this process can take from 12 to 36 hours. For heavy crude oil spills, Nanobite Powder should also be added to speed up the bioremediation process.
Nanobite Liquid has been tested thoroughly. Building on the success of the largest bioremediation project in history – the Exxon Valdez in Alaska and the Prestige Spill, Spain – bioremediation, the technical mechanism and its advantages were clearly seen as our products became the premiere products used in the spill clean up. What’s more, Nanobite Liquid required only one application, not the multiple applications required by other technologies.
Gulf of Mexico 2010 – Nanobite, invited by the EPA, US Coast Guard and BP, completely remediates a harbour following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.