BVL OilCept is a product specifically formulated to accelerate the biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in oil interceptors. BVL OilCept reduces the maintenance time and costs associated with the management of such systems. As the oil accumulates on the surface of the water in the interceptor, it forms an insulating layer which prevents oxygen from getting to the lower layers. The result is generation of anaerobic conditions. Associated with anaerobic conditions are foul odours and sulphides which as well as scavenging available oxygen, also form corrosive compounds.
BVL OilCept harnesses the natural ability of certain micro-organisms to biodegrade petroleum hydrocarbons. The result is a well managed interceptor using natural methods to breakdown the hydrocarbons and remove the possibility of anaerobic conditions developing.
Typical interceptors include those commonly encountered in service stations and garage forecourts.
What is BVL OilCept?
BVL OilCept contains a wide spectrum of micro-organisms that have been specifically selected for their capabilities to biologically breakdown the petroleum hydrocarbons normally encountered in oil interceptors. The breakdown products are such that they eventually result in the formation of harmless compounds such as CO2 and water.
These micro-organisms have all been isolated from natural environments, grown as pure cultures, stabilized and blended to produce a high quality product suitable for use in an oil interceptor.
BVL OilCept contains macro and micro-nutrients to help address the lack of suitable nutrients in the oil interceptor. These nutrients allow the micro-organisms to grow and multiply in large numbers, thus facilitating the production of desirable biosurfactants and enzymes, all of which assist, promote and accelerate the biodegradation process.
In addition, BVL OilCept contains a small quantity of a biodegradable surfactant, which promotes the initial mobilization of the oil prior to the micro-organisms producing their own biosurfactant. Biosurfactant is required to emulsify the oil so that it is readily available for microbial attack.