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Natural Hydrocarbon Remediation Born in Space

The Messy Truth

Despite best efforts, accidents happen. Every day across the world at machine and repair shops, manufacturing sites, steel mills, refineries, rail yards, chemical processing plants, power generation facilities, retail stores and domestic homes, oils and other hydrocarbons spill or leak onto driveways, gravel pits, marshes, spillways, and other sensitive areas. Big or small, these spills cause headaches and can be potentially dangerous to workplace safety and the environment, to say nothing of the cost of potential EPA violations and other assessments.

For years, professionals and consumers have been turning to a variety of spill response solutions, from sorbent pads and socks to kitty litter and sand. While these solutions are quick at soaking up much of the oil, they require disposal after use and often leave the contaminated area in a state that remains in need of further remediation.

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Oil Remediation

Petroleum Remediation Products or PRP® by Universal Remediation, Inc. (UniRemInc) is changing the way businesses and consumers approach hydrocarbon containment and remediation. Developed from technology spun off from NASA, PRP® is a completely natural containment, absorbent, and remediation solution. Don't believe us, check out this video from History Channel's "Modern Marvels" Season 14, Episode 17 "It Came from Outer Space"

How does PRP® accomplish this unbelievable task? 

PRP® is made up of tiny microspheres of treated wax, which is packed with nutrients. When the PRP® microspheres encounter spilled oil or other hydrocarbons, the sphere “binds” with the hydrocarbon, and in turn, absorbs the spill. Nutrients packed into the treated wax attract naturally occurring microorganisms from the immediate environment, creating and ideal ecosystem for them to grow and flourish. Given time, these microorganisms will consume up to 20X their weight in hydrocarbons and return the affected area to its natural state.  And, unlike other containment and cleanup methods, PRP doesn’t have to be disposed of after the fact – any remaining wax will naturally break down and decompose into the surrounding environment. 

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