In June 2007 AC Environmental Products (Pty) Ltd launched
its environmentally, cost effective and natural product
Super "C" to aid in the clean-up and remediation of oil and
other hydrocarbon spills.
Super "C"can also be diluted and become a multi-purpose
product that effectively degreases and cleans all
applications within most, if not all industries.
The company is based in Cape Town and has an agent in
Zambia. The raw materials are imported from the United
States of America.
About Super "C"
Super "C" is a super concentrate, hence the name Super "C",
and have been developed over many years of research and
differs from other commercially available chemicals as all
ingredients are manufactured from plant / vegetable oils - organic.
The technology was originally funded by the US Government,
in the 70's to replace solvent and other toxic, flammable
Super "C" is a colloidal cleaning agent formulated through a
proprietary process by means of colloidal chemistry, a
process that combines a variety of plant extracts,
sequestrants, surfactants and hyper-wetting agents to
produce a very unique product.
The Super "C" concentrate uses the power of nano-technology
and colloidal micelles to tackle a wide variety of cleaning
problems and is particularly effective on hydrocarbons.
Colloidal micelles are sub-microscopic particles, about one
tenth-millionth of a centimeter in size. Each end of the
micelle has an opposite charge. One end is hydrophilic
(having an affinity to water) while the other is hydrophobic
(antagonistic to water). These electrically charged
particles when activated with water continue to repel each
other in a ceaseless random movement. Their extremely small
size allows them to effectively penetrate soiling (dirt and
oils), hold them in suspension and prevent them from
re-depositing on a surface.
How does Super "C" work on Hydrocarbons?
When the Super "C"colloid concentrate solution comes into
contact with the hydrocarbon molecules (oil), or other
highly viscous and sticky materials, the micelles penetrate
and lock the substance in colloidal suspension. This
disrupts the attraction to other hydrocarbons and lifts it
from the surface to which it is adhering. This action is
simultaneously multiplied by billions of other micelles, so
that the undesirable material is dispersed into individual
particles that do not have the ability to redeposit. The
Super "C" Concentrate emulsifies the hydrocarbons into
extremely small nano-emulsions, encapsulates these particles
and disperses the soluble oil solution throughout the water
where biodegradation begins to take place. The
biodegradation process can take from ten (10) days, up to
and beyond forty five (45) days depending on several
factors. These factors that determine the length of time for
biodegradation are the type of oil, additives that were
added in the oil, specific gravity of the oil, etc.