The ability of the Gold Crew Products is based on microemulsion technology.
Dr. McNeely pioneered water based chemistries. When the petroleum is agitated with a hard coarse stream of water containing
Gold Crew, the oil layer is almost instantly broken up into microscopic droplets of oil, each surrounded by a layer of Gold
Crew & water. The water being the continuous phase.
The volatilization of the petroleum is drastically reduced.
This is because the fuel in each tiny droplet must first dissolve in the water layer in which it is very poorly soluble. This
solution must then migrate to the surface to permit the petroleum to volatilize. Both of these steps are very, very slow processes.
These micro-emulsions increase the petroleum's' bioavailability to the naturally occurring bacteria, allowing a rapid
biodegradation to occur.
At the request of Navy personnel at the San Diego Naval Station, Dr.
McNeely began work on a water based dispersant for use during ship refuelling operations.
The Navy established
the following requirements for the water based dispersant.
had to completely disperse the oil and the dispersed oil could not come back to the top or go to the bottom of the water.
Neither the dispersant
nor the dispersed oil could cause any damage to the marine environment nor to operating personnel.
were extremely difficult requirements to meet due to the long, almost land locked San Diego Bay which served as nursery grounds
for many juvenile fish.
The requirements could only be met by exploiting an assumption, providing this
assumption was correct. This assumption was as follows: The toxicity of dispersed oil and dispersant are proportioned to the
exposure time as well as to the concentration of oil and dispersant.
It took several hard years of research, but
Dr. McNeely deveoped a complex water based solution of largely non-ionic surfactants and additives. When metered into
a standard 1-1/2 inch fire hose at the high dilution of 40 or more parts of water to one part Gold Crew, the petroleum products
would disperse into an emulsion almost instantly on contact with a hard coarse stream of water. The additives would migrate
and attach to the surface of the tiny emulsions preventing them from coalescing on contact to reform the petroleum surface
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