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Petroleum Remediation Product (PRP)

"The Proven Solution for Cleaning Up Oil Spills

Oil spills and fuel leaks foul water resources around the world. Today a new space technology based product provides safe and permanent removal of petroleum-based pollutants from water.

The basic delivery system grew out of NASA biological encapsulation research and experimentation in the orbital production of microspheres. The tiny spheres are so uniformly precise they provide measurement standards for calibrating scientific and industrial equipment.

Industry scientists worked with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marshall Space Flight Center in the early 90s to develop Petroleum Remediation Product or PRP. In 2004, Universal Remediation, Inc. rapidly commercialized this space technology.

PRP can be spread over water or soil and will absorb, contain, and safely dispose of hydrocarbon pollutants. PRP is in essence hollow spheres of beeswax. These highly absorbent spheres immediately bind with any existing hydrocarbons and provide nutrients to naturally occurring microbes. The feeding microbes then create enzymes that biodegrade contaminants.

UniRem has developed a number of products using the PRP technology to treat a range of contaminants in a wide variety of situations including the BioSok Bilge Maintenance System, the BioBoom, the WellBoom, and OilBuster.

UniRemInc continues to find new uses for this amazing space technology based bioremediation tool to provide safe, natural, and effective ways to keep our water resources pure."

Certification Category: 
Space Technology

Space Technology Hall of Fame Inductee

Certified Product/Service Produced by:

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Advanced Flexible Materials, LLC--a Missouri limited liability company
Rejuvel Int'l, Inc.
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