Oil Spills on Water

Whether it comes from a ship or an ocean oil rig, oil spills in our oceans are becoming more frequent and catastrophic. Until now, the treatment for these types of spills are sometimes more harmful to the oceans than beneficial. DE-OIL-IT reduces grease, fuel and oil spills from the soil – complete elimination depends on application methods used, possible re-application after comparing test results, and various types of remediation practices (De-Oil-It is a tool for enhancing remediation, we do not replace remediation nor eliminate the need to follow government regulations that might affect use of De-Oil-It, or any other cleaning formula for that matter).


Degrading and dispersing are similar processes that break down large oil masses into smaller groups of oil molecules or hydrocarbons. The choice to degrade or disperse depends upon the desired results.

Many oil degraders cause the oil to sink to the ocean floor. When this occurs, the marine and plant life is irreparably damaged. DE-OIL-IT does not cause the oil to sink; on the contrary, it causes it to form an emulsification that has been degraded (molecular structure broken, shorted, and then capped so that they cannot reform yet still be vulnerable to natural bacteria plus perhaps other agents, enzymes, etc., to further act; this is in comparison to other products that breakdown the molecular structure and then encapsulate which contributes to sinking)  layer within the oil slick that prevents sinking and in many cases it can be then skimmed off the surface of the water.

We recommend pouring De-Oil-It around the perimeter of the oil slick which will prevent spreading and then soak in the middle with a spray of De-Oil-It.

When the oil has been degraded sufficiently plankton, protozoa and other organisms can digest it; it can be evaporated into the atmosphere by nature’s own catalytic breakdown and can be further degraded by the action of wind and waves. Once this occurs, the oil itself is considered to be biodegradable.

De-Oil-It begins its actions as a Surface Agent Cleaner and correctly using the product will provide in time degrading and biodegradable properties. For more intense clean up operations it may be necessary to separately license our Super Concentrate “Malone 98”; the licensing is to ensure proper handling of the product.

Note: using terms like “hardly a trace” is contributed to De-Oil-It’s “colloidal micelle formation” technology that reduces the surface tension of oils, grease, and fuels so that they do not stick to surfaces. This terminology also applies to the correct use of De-Oil-It that includes but not limited to appropriate amounts of De-Oil-It, water and air (both are activators of De-Oil-It), possible re-application (best guided by not only visual review but also testing of contamination levels), and perhaps government regulations that may affect how you apply and dispose of the cleaning process. Also hardly a trace refers to the application, and possible re-application, of De-Oil-It to further degrade hydrocarbons which in time is augmented by natural occurring bacteria

** Detoxification / non-toxic means an end result correctly applying De-Oil-It by following the recommended dilution guide, availability of water and oxygen (the activators of De-Oil-It), and being patient (in time naturally occurring bacteria in land and sea will enable the degrading of the hydrocarbon contaminant into smaller simpler molecules of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen versus a complex fully attached hydrocarbon molecular chain that is toxic). Detergents and solvents can only partially breakdown the hydrocarbon chain and their degrading action is weak in the sense that the separated simple hydrocarbon molecules re-bind, leaving remnants of toxic compounds that are harder if not impervious to natural bacteria final degrading; one consequence of this is to encapsulate the oil making it heavy and sink to the ocean floor. De-Oil-It’s “colloidal micelle” technology more successfully breaks down the complex hydrocarbon chain, separates smaller simpler hydrocarbon elements, and De-Oil-It then more tightly binds to the broken down hydrocarbon chain parts so they do not reform as is the case with detergents and solvents. We are a non-detergent, non-solvent, organic only formula that works.   We are here to help you understand remediation methods including how much agitation, working with soil and sea, as we have a wealth of experience regarding successful approaches and final outcomes.

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