Ingredients * density info
2-Butoxyethanol 10-12% of product by weight
Per its own MSDS: * This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to the water environment and aquifer.
CH3(CH2)7CH=CH(CH2)7COOH what does the = sign mean? *
HO-C2H4-O-C4H9 ? same as:
Phosphorus source * and surfactant
Surfactant & emulsion stabilizer or ?
Solvent (urea? not water!)
composition, 7.4% Nitrogen, and 0.7% Phosphorus.
|Inipol originated in about 1985 per EPA info. Exxon took an old formula & revamped it, creating in about 7/28/89 Inipol EAP22™ It was experimental * pg bottom . . . not sure who was checking as the "experiment" proceeded. Each govt entity says it was someone else. Exxon did have a rep with each little team of the 'bioremediation workers' ... they did take urinalysis daily of these workers & drew blood of some workers, as well. Results were not given to State Health Dept nor to the workers themselves. NIOSH knows nothing about it; EPA says others were taking care of it... Labor Dept says they didn't. Maybe no one did. At least Exxon knows what this chemical did to humans... at that time. Since long term health monitoring is required by law when working with a toxic 6.1 chemical such as 2-butoxyethanol, Exxon should also still know what the long term health consequences are on humans. (But they didn't do the health monitoring.) These hundreds of men at least NEED to know what the possible health concerns are, or the experiment continues ... sadly, doctors will try this & that & not know what they are really dealing with.|
" . . . Inipol (an “oleophilic” fertilizer) is a stable water-in-oil formulation that yields an
N-P-K ratio of 7.3 : 0.8 : 0.
The nitrogen source is urea
and the phosphorus source is trilaureth (4)-phosphate."
"At room temperature, Inipol has the consistency and appearance of honey, and it must be heated to 90oC (194oF) * before it can be sprayed on the soil. Inipol was applied as a thin coat to the shore at a rate of 306 ml m-2 (0.27 quart per square yard). As the microemulsion mixed with the weathered crude oil, the crude oil destabilized Inipol to release its urea-N. "
"In addition, a surface-active organic material (oleic acid) in Inipol served as a readily degradable carbon and energy source to increase the activity and number of indigenous hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria. When the oleic acid was depleted, the increased biomass of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria supported enhanced biodegradation of the petroleum."
Used with permission 9-4-02
Hons, Murray Milford, and David Zuberer
Some researchers don't know there is a difference between Inipol and Inipol EAP 22 *
Workers... Do you have any of these symptoms... in general? *
Workers ... Do you have any of these... 2-butoxyethanol? *
The key to knowing whether you have any health concerns
from the oil or the chemicals is found by checking your blood * Opinion 3-11-03
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