Oil remediation overview:

Oil Remediation


  • Sea Pollution
  • Ground Contamination
  • Oil Wells
  • Drilling Mud

Application Method:

Ergofito Aqua can be applied with any commercially available spray apparatus, such as small
hand held tanks, back packs, large mixing tanks with mechanical pumping devices, vessels with booms
for spraying wide paths, or liquid spray devices on crop duster airplanes or helicopters.
Ergofito Aqua can also be applied by eductor systems from vessels, fire trucks, or any other
outfitted vehicle.

Concentration/Application Rate:


Ergofito Aqua generally takes from 5 to 50 minutes to penetrate the molecular walls of
hydrocarbons. Warmer conditions favour faster biological action whereas colder conditions may reduce
the speed of decompositionThe process of separating into elements or simpler constituents. Once Ergofito Aqua is applied to the targeted area, the microbesMicro-organisms causing fermentation
will attach themselves to the hydrocarbons and start to attack their carbon structure and metabolize it
into natural organic substances from the humusOrganic constituent of soil, formed by the decomposition of dead organic material, ie plants and leaves, by soil bacteria family. Aquatic plants and animal life will feed on this

Within hours odour will be negligent and changes will be noticeable in seven days, depending on the
temperature. Once Ergofito Aqua has been applied to the oil, even if the oil disperses, sinks or
fragments, it will not be able to evade decompositionThe process of separating into elements or simpler constituents, until every last drop of oil has been totally broken
down. Ergofito Aqua will also break down the adhesive properties of the hydrocarbons, preventing
the oils from attaching to animals, vegetation, rocks or earth.

Ergofito Aqua Dilution rates for Application:

Ergofito Aqua should always be mixed with the native water of the affected area. This means
that if you are treating an affected saltwater area, then saltwater should be used as your base carrier
for the Ergofito Aqua. Likewise, if you are treating a lake or river, then that carrier water,
should be the fresh water, from that source.

For general applications and light oil films, dilute each gallon of Ergofito Aqua with source
water (fresh, brackish, or salt water) at a ratio of 1:50.

For oil mousse like formations in intertidal zones, use a dilution ratio of 1:30

If the spill is very heavy and the oil layer is thick (more than 1 inch), it is recommended that Ergofit
Aqua be applied at a lower ratio of 1:20.

On land surface not involving water bodies, it is recommended that an EPA approved organic absorbent,
like saw dust or rice husk, be applied prior to using Ergofito Aqua, to treat oil spills to
remediate the C1 to C35 Petroleum Hydrocarbons. This is to increase the contact surface area for Ergofito
Aqua to convert spilled oil and absorbent to organic humusOrganic constituent of soil, formed by the decomposition of dead organic material, ie plants and leaves, by soil bacteria.

Application Rate for Spills on Coastal Water:

Apply the mixed solution using hand held sprayers, tank sprayers, booms from vessels, helicopters, or

First, start by spraying the outer perimeter of the spill and systematically work towards the middle of the affected area, making sure to cover the entire surface area of the spill.

Use 1.5 gallon of Ergofito Aqua concentrate for every 1000 gallons of hydrocarbons spilled. Dilute it with 30 gallons of seawater per gallon of concentrate for spraying or;

2 Kg / 4.4 lbs Ergofito Aqua is required per Metric ton of oil spilled. Dilution varies
depending on oil thickness or simple sheen floating on water surface.

Application for Intertidal Zones:

Ergofito Aqua should be applied at low tide, when the affected areas are exposed to the elements, allowing the product to securely attach to the hydrocarbons. Cease application if the tide rises and resume
once the water level has receded again. Continue application cycle until the entire affected area has been
coated. Even if new contamination occurs in the same area, the microbesMicro-organisms causing fermentation will already be in place to begin decompositionThe process of separating into elements or simpler constituents. The recommended mix ratio is 1:30.

In areas where a combination of high tide and waves have pushed the contamination beyond the intertidal zone,
oil rag layer looking like chocolate mousse- cordon off the area and start by spraying Ergofito Aqua diluted at a ratio of 1:20 in water. The objective is to get an application rate of between 1 to 2 gallons of concentrated MicroMix sprayed per 1000 gallons of hydrocarbons spilled.

Note: If the inter tidal zone is associated with the sea, then mix Ergofito Aqua with salt water. If the spill area is in an area of brackish water, then mix it with brackish water. If the intertidal zone is associated with fresh water such as lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, creeks, aquifers, or drinking water wells then use fresh water to mix Ergofito Aqua but never use chlorinated water.

For more information see the brochure on Oil remediation under Brochures