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OilClean from EcoSolutions
Naturally Separates Oil from Water
RESiDEnTS oF ThE United States’ East Coast are focused on cleaning and repairing property dam-
aged by Superstorm Sandy, but contaminated floodwaters and damage to natural ecosystems will
leave a lasting impact on the region unless handled responsibly and expeditiously. EcoSolutions, a
Vermont company specializing in cutting-edge water treatment systems, offers a new product that
can ease the environmental impacts of this flooding, or other biological disasters such as oil spills.
and its toxic
soil and water.
EcoSolutions’ OilClean (www.oil-clean.net)
can have a significant impact on water that has
been contaminated by combining biological and
patented technologies to naturally restore oil-polluted ecosystems. The bioremediation technology
uses natural microorganisms to consume and completely degrade oil and its toxic byproducts from
soil and water. OilClean is eco-safe, non-toxic,
chemical-free, and there are no waste byproducts
– the oil is not only separated, it is eliminated.
Developed in conjunction with Pro-Act
Biotech, this non-invasive treatment system for
marsh and wetland ecosystems can be implemented without additional damage to the habitat
– no trampling, wiping or excavation is required.
Depending on weather and water conditions,
positive results can be seen within weeks.
“In the rush to repair storm damage, flood
water quality is easily overlooked despite the
health risks posed by pollutants in it,” says David
Whitney, CEO and principal civil engineer of
EcoSolutions. “We’re looking to donate our
OilClean system to a non-profit organization
helping with flood clean-up to show that this is
an effective and natural method to help residents
sanitize floodwater without getting sick.”
OilClean can also be used to decontaminate
polluted marshes and wetlands, dangerous subsurface oil deposits in beaches, and to clean polluted clean-up waste such as oil-soaked booms,
rags, fabrics and plastics.
To enhance the ease of use, EcoSolutions and
Pro-Act Biotech also developed self-powered
OilClean devices that distribute, monitor and regulate the flow of specialized oil-eating microbes,
nutrients and oxygen in oil-polluted water. As part
of the OilClean system, the devices use smart
sensors that continually measure water quality and automatically regulate the flow of additives to maximize remediation and restoration.
OilClean is one of only 20 oil bioremediation
systems currently listed on the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) National Contingency
Plan Product Schedule.
EcoSolutions hopes to send OilClean System
to New York and New Jersey communities dealing with floodwater cleanup. It is important to
responsibly clean this waste as soon as possible
to prevent long-term pollution. Any nonprofit
organizations willing to accept a donation or
implement a full-scale petroleum cleanup are
encouraged to visit www.ecosoldesigns.com and
contact David Whitney.
EcoSolutions is a civil engineering and ecological
planning design-build firm delivering sustainable,
ecologically based designs and thoughtful, creative
solutions to significant wastewater, stormwater and
site challenges with Low Impact Designs and Green
For more information, visit www.ecosoldesigns.com,
‘Like’ EcoSolutions on Facebook, follow on Twitter @
EcoSolutionsSVS, connect on LinkedIn, and follow on
Pro-Act Biotech is the leading developer and supplier of specialized, biological treatment systems for
concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), food
waste, agricultural and aquaculture industries, as well
as contamination remediation.
For more information, visit www.proactbiotech.com
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Streamline - Summer 2013
From the President
From the Executive Director
Generators – Learning from the Past
Does the End Justify the Means?
Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet!
How is Serving on a Board of an Organization like Owning a Car?
Monitoring Master Meters
2013 Conference Highlights
OilClean from EcoSolutions Naturally Separates Oil from Water
Choosing a Rate Analyst
Ergs, Joules and Other Stuff
Snug and Smug with Solar Power
Fresh Faces: Joey Fagan
Throwing My Loop
Do You Know What Your VRWA Benefits Are?
Welcome New Members
Board of Directors
Index to Advertisers/Ad.com
Streamline - Summer 2013