ALKEN® 862 DEMULSIFIER is a
totally organic liquid formulation of surfactants and dispersants in a petroleum
solvent, for the demulsification of water in oil and oil in water, capable
of performance at room temperature, but with improved speed and percentage
of oil removed when applied at temperatures near 60 deg. C (140 deg. F).
ALKEN® 862 DEMULSIFIER
destabilizes the oil-water interface that
surrounds each water particle in the emulsion, replaces the emulsifier molecules
(if any), and allows the water to coalesce.
ALKEN® 862 Demulsifier is a
completely combustible, non-abrasive, non-ash-forming treatment which will
improve the quality of the fuel it is added to (see other product identity
as ALKEN EVEN-FLO® 910.
Does not stay with the water phase,
therefore does not contribute to water pollution
Stays with the fuel and actually
improves burning characteristics of the fuel
Uses lower dosages than most competing
Carries a "COMBUSTIBLE"
label for transportation (Many competing products are classified as "flammable")
Because of the diverse nature of oil
and waste amenable to treatment with ALKEN® 862, specific recommendations
have to be made on a case-by-case basis. The dosage of ALKEN® 862 prescribed
to break a particular emulsion varies from as little as 20 ppm of oil to
as much as 100 ppm of oil. If higher dosages fail, reduce dosage, since
low dosages of 20 to 40 ppm usually work best for this product. Finding
the most cost-effective dosage, as well as determining the best conditions
of temperature, slow mixing, settling time, etc., is best done in the laboratory,
using a sample of the actual oil or waste and a sample of Alken® 862.
See the testing procedure at 862demulsification-test.html
Once you have determined the correct
dose of ALKEN® 862 DEMULSIFIER, fill the tank with the waste-oil-water
solution and inject the correct dose of ALKEN® 862 DEMULSIFIER, directly
from the drum. Mix thoroughly, with the assistance of a pump, for two to
five hours. Mixing time varies depending on the size of the tank and the
speed of the motor. Allow the fuel to settle and check for water separation.
Depending on the configuration of the tank, either remove the water by means
of a drain in the bottom or suck the clean oil off from the top of the tank.
After treatment with ALKEN® 862 DEMULSIFIERto
separate oil, the residual water should be treated with Alken
Clear-Flo® 5100either alone, or together with Alken Clear-Flo® 7008, supplemented by
Alken® Bio-Nutrient 3, to remediate
the small amount of residual water soluble hydrocarbons, so that the waste
water can legally and safely be discharged to the local wastewater collection
system or can be used for agricultural irrigation.
PACKAGING AND HANDLING:
ALKEN® 862 DEMULSIFIER is packaged in
5 gal. and 55 gal. steel drums. It contains a medium flash-point aromatic
hydrocarbon solvent, and should be handled with careful attention to the
recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet.