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POLLUTION RESPONSE & PREVENTION In this instance, Naval Kleen kept the oil content down in the bilges such that MSC experienced bilge oil content of 5 ppm or less prior to passing through the (OWS) oil separator system. The results helped extend the life of key components of the OWS, including ceramic filters. “Military Sealift has been using NavalKleen II for over eight years,” stated René Fry, a manager in the Chemical and Fuel Programs for MSC. “It is by far our single most popular cleaner on board MSC’s 106 ships. We use it for several purposes, but all are associated with the removal of grease and oil from the surface of equipment, bilges and in our oil water systems, including our oily water separators with oil water content monitors. We rarely see our Oil content Monitor read anything above 5 ppm ever since we have used this product. Our waste oil bill used to be as much as $19 million. We are now below $7 million.” As EnviroLogic Vice President Mark Weinberg explains, “Use the product once and you’ve done the job of getting rid of hydrocarbons in a single shot. Use it as part of a regular maintenance routine, and you’re actually continuing the process of bioremediation by keeping hydrocarbons under control. I’d venture that most of the other products companies use now, do not have this capability.” Shipping companies such as Maersk Line have also seen the benefits in a real-world situation. In 2007, the M/V SL Atlantic suffered a large-scale contamination of one of the ship’s double-bottom ballast water tanks as a result of a crack in the steel deck. After the crack was repaired and the contaminated water was offloaded, it was found that there was still a significant amount of oily residue. The search for an effective cleaning prod-

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uct began, with less than optimal results from most, leaving the tank full of cleaning slops. Subsequently, the operators came across Naval Kleen II, an EnviroLogic cleaner-degreaser. The ballast tank was refilled with sea water and Naval Kleen II was

added. The ship then proceeded to sail several transatlantic voyages. Several lab tests were conducted and it was found that there was a significant reduction in hydrocarbon contamination as follows:

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