PERSNICKETY® Brand
Chemicals

We offer two very effective odor control chemicals: Odor countervailants and odor neutralizers. Our chemicals can be used in wet scrubbers, ponds, sludges and as a topical spray.

Analysis of available data and experiments leads to the conclusion that there are two senses of odor detection. One is controlled by the olfactory nerves and is responsible for odor perception and recognition. Its performance is a function of molecular structure, configuration of odor receptor sites, signal generation at these sites as a result of a reaction between the odorant and an enzyme, and relative concentrations of the reactants. A change in any one of these factors can change the perception of the odor.

The process whereby we perceive odors follows these steps:

  1. The odorant molecule travels along nasal air passages to the olfactory cleft where it fits into an odor receptor site;
  2. A chemical reaction occurs between the resident enzyme (most probably ATP) and the odorant;
  3. This reaction causes production of a specific coded electric signal which is transmitted to the brain where it causes perception and recognition of the odorant characterized by that particular signal.

Therefore, an odor can be perceived only if all of several criteria are available: There must be an available odor site. There must be sufficient enzyme to react with the odorant. There must be no interference with the pattern of the signal generated by the reaction, and the concentration of the odorant must be high enough to create a signal strong enough to be perceived.

The second odor perception system has nothing to do with odor recognition. It is controlled by the trigeminal nerve and serves primarily as a warning system against substances which could be harmful. This system does not recognize odors. It perceives them but does not define them.

QUALITIES

According to one classification, there are seven odor qualities: 1) ethereal, 2) camphoraceous, 3) floral, 4) musky, 5) minty, 6) pungent, 7) putrid. Odor problems occur in and control methods focus on the latter two qualities almost exclusively. Individual reaction to odors varies widely. Consequently, categorization and description of odors is necessarily subjective. The following tables list and describe odor characteristics in commonly accepted terms.

PUNGENT MALODOROUS SUBSTANCES
Substance Formula Characteristic Odor Odor Threshold (ppm)
Allyl Mercaptan CH2 • CH • CH2 • SH strong garlic, coffee 0.00005
Ammonia NH3 sharp, pungent 0.037
Benzyl Mercaptan C6H5 • CH2 • SH unpleasant, strong 0.00019
Butylamine C2H5 • CH2 • CH2 • NH2 sour, ammonia-like
Chlorine Cl2 pungent, suffocating 0.01
Chlorophenol ClC6H5O medicinal, phenolic 0.00018
Crotyl Mercaptan CH3 • CH : CH • CH2 • SH skunk-like 0.000029
Dibutylamine (C4H9)2 NH fishy 0.016
Diisopropylamine (C3H7)2 NH fishy 0.0035
Dipheny Sulfide (C6H5)2 S unpleasant 0.000048
Ethylamine C2H5 • NH2 ammoniacal 0.83
Propyl Mercaptan CH3 • CH2 • CH2 • SH unpleasant 0.000075
Pyridine C6H5 N disagreeable, irritating 0.0037
Sulfur Dioxide SO2 pungent, irritating 0.009
Tert-Butyl Mercaptan (CH3)3C • SH skunk, unpleasant 0.00008
Trietylamine (C2H5)3 N ammoniacal, fishy 0.08
PUTRID MALODOROUS SUBSTANCES
Substance Formula Characteristic Odor Odor Threshold (ppm)
Amyl Mercaptan CH3 • (CH2)3 • CH2 • SH unpleasant, putrid 0.0003
Cadaverine H2N • (CH2)5 • NH2 putrid, decaying flesh
Dimethylamine (CH3)2 NH putrid, fishy 0.047
Dimethyl sulifide (CH3)2 S decayed vegetables 0.001
Ethyl Mercaptan C2H5 align=”middle” SH decayed cabbage 0.00019
Hydrogen Sulfide H2S rotten eggs 0.00047
Indole C2H6 NH fecal, nauseating
Methylamine CH3 NH2 putrid, fishy 0.021
Methyl Mercaptan CH3 SH decayed cabbage 0.0011
Putrescine NH2 (CH2)4 NH2 putrid, nauseating
Skatole C9H9 N fecal, nauseating 0.0012
Thiocresol CH3 • C6H4 • SH skunk, rancid 0.0001
Thiophenol C6H5 SH putrid, garlic-like 0.000062
(Tabular information courtesy of the Water Pollution Control Federation.)

CONTROL

Deodorizing by odor fatigue: If a voracious consumer of the signal producing enzyme is introduced into the environment it can prevent the chemical reaction that produces the code signal characteristic of the malodor. It will consume the enzyme leaving none available for reaction with the malodor. It may also cause a secondary signal to be generated thereby altering the overall odor perception and recognition. These compounds are generally non-specific. They block all perception. Ionones, some ketones and aldehydes have been used for this purpose.

Deodorizing by blocking: This can be accomplished either by closing of the receptor sites via mechanical means such as masks, filters or nostril plugs, or by chemically blocking or damaging the sites. While the former technique is cumbersome, transitory and uncomfortable it is preferable to the latter which could be dangerous. The result of harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde can be more than transitory. Substances powerful enough to cause a radical physiological change can have severe and harmful long range effects upon the body.

Masking by reodorizing: Perfumes and fragrances function in this manner. Products of this type do little to alter either the basic perception of the odor character or the intensity of the malodor. The intent of their use is to cause so many signals to be sent to the brain, most of which are pleasant, that the impact of the malodor is relatively weak in relation to the overall impact. This approach can be effective with low levels of malodor. Effectiveness is debatable with high levels of malodor. Most often both fragrance and malodor are perceived, and the potential for exacerbating a problem exists.

Deodorizing by chemical reaction: If a malodor can be made to react chemically with an introduced substance, it will become something else and will smell differently. This reaction is primarily oxidation-reduction. Oxidation involves a donation of electrons by one molecule, and reduction involves acceptance of electrons by another. Both oxidation and reduction occur simultaneously and in equivalent amounts during any reaction involving either process.

Oxidizing agents include chlorine, (chlorine/caustic) sodium and calcium hypochlorite, chlorine dioxide, potassium permanganate and hydrogen peroxide. All are effective, but non-specific. Thus, they react with non-malodorous organics and nitrogen-based compounds which increases the cost of their use. As a group, these products generally pose safety problems — toxicity, the production of toxic by-products, inherent corrosive and explosive characteristics. Temperature and pH influence the effectiveness of most. Stabilized chlorine dioxide is an exception. Unwanted reaction with nitrogen-based compounds can not occur, it is much safer to handle and does not form chlorinated by-products.

Metal salts are also used for deodorizing. They bind and precipitate. Their effectiveness is restricted to addressing sulfides in solution. They do not react with malodorous organics such as amines and mercaptans. Those most commonly in use are ferrous and ferric chloride; ferrous and ferric sulfate.

Deodorizing by counteraction/neutralization: Defined as the mutual diminution of two odors, counteraction or neutralization is achieved by the application of a second odorous substance to the original malodor so that the combination of odors becomes inoffensive. The simultaneous reaction at receptor sites in the olfactory cleft causes the generation of a signal other than that characteristic of the malodor. The combined signal may either overpower the malodor signal or cause the brain to recognize a different pattern which results in perception and recognition of a pleasant odor or no odor at all.

In order to achieve practical success with this approach, a balance must be achieved between the relative concentration of the malodor and odor neutralizer, and their respective rates of reaction with stoichiometric concentrations of enzymes at receptor sites. This technology represents a clear advancement in odor control.

Deodorizing with odor Countervailant products: Nuisance odors are rarely single-dimensional. Rather, they are a combination of malodors. As such, any product which is to be successfully used against them must provide multi-interventional capabilities.

The chemistry of odor Countervailant products is specialized and complex, and provides the most advanced and broadly useful technology currently available. It incorporates the principles of counteraction and neutralization technology, but expands considerably beyond it. Polymeric adsorption is a facet of Countervailant product technology. This involves the building up of malodor molecules via electrostatic attractions and Van der Waals forces to form macro-molecules. The resulting macromolecules become unrecognizable at receptor sites, thus a signal code is not produced.

The process of esterification is also incorporated. Esters are the product of intermolecular dehydration involving an alcohol and an acid. Literally thousands of esters can be formed because of the extraordinarily large numbers of acids and alcohols available for reaction in waste substrates. This reaction ability is particularly useful in dealing with food processing odors — such as fatty acid and butyric acid odors. Signal codes for the resulting esters are normally recognized and described as odors of natural herbs, fruit and nuts. Essential oils are used sparingly as well. They are of plant origin, and principal constituents are terpenes. In diluted form, essential oils are only faintly perceived, and are included largely as olfactory guides for application rates.

Odor Countervailant products are effective for both gaseous malodors via spray atomization and malodorous liquids via direct addition. They function in a broad range of pH and temperature. Very importantly, they are safe to use for operators, equipment and the environment.

HEALTH AND SAFETY VERSUS NUISANCE ODOR SOLUTIONS

Nuisance odor problems are serious concerns for those charged with the responsibility of solving them, but care must be taken to avoid creating even larger, more serious problems in the pursuit of solutions. Such potential dangers clearly exist — most commonly through the endangerment of the health and safety of operators and of the environment. Many products in commercial use are toxic, create toxic by-products, are explosive, flammable, corrosive and damaging to the air, to plants, animals and microbial life. Certainly any product used to combat nuisance odors must be effective, but very careful consideration should be given to the potential hazards it my pose.

PERSNICKETY® BRAND COUNTERVAILANTS & ODOR NEUTRALIZERS:

NON-TOXIC:

  • Contain only those raw materials which are listed in the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), Chemical Substances Inventory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directives.

  • Contain only those materials listed as safe in the European Economic Community Inventory of Chemical Substances (Notification of Dangerous Substances Directives 76/548/EEC and 79/831/EEC).

  • Require no authorization by USDA when used in air washing systems re: the “List of Proprietary Substances and Nonfood Compounds.”

  • Meet the non-hazardous shipping requirements of the United States Department of Transportation.

  • Follow the requirements established by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and OSHA.

NON-EXPLOSIVE:

  • Contain only non-reactive, stable materials.

NON-FLAMMABLE:

  • Have a flash point above 200° F.

NON-CORROSIVE:

  • Have near-neutral pH.

  • Do not require the use of bases or acids.

  • Do not form corrosive compounds.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND:

  • Biodegrade fully.

  • Have no damaging decomposition by-products.

Persnickety® Countervailants and Odor Neutralizers Health and Safety Versus Nuisance Odor Solutions

PERSNICKETY® Brand Odor Countervailant 312 Wet Scrubber Formula

GENERAL DISCUSSION
PERSNICKETY® Brand Odor Countervailant

312 Wet Scrubber Formula is compounded to replace or augment chemical oxidants such as chlorine, sodium hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide in wet scrubbers. The two most commonly used wet scrubber designs are recirculating packed bed and mist (see page 3). While considerably different in design and operation, their shared historical purpose is to collect and absorb air-borne nuisance malodors into a liquid solution containing water and an oxidant chemical so that treatment can occur in the liquid phase. Inorganic malodors such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia are highly soluble in water, but many organic malodors are not. Any malodor escaping absorption obviously cannot be treated by oxidants. 312 Wet Scrubber Formula provides the following very important advantages when used as the sole odor control agent or in conjunction with chemical oxidants:

Superior Malodor Control

  • Able to react in both liquid and gaseous phases.
  • Used successfully on even the most complex and intensive combinations of inorganic and organic malodors, such as those in the rendering industry.
  • Functions effectively in all operating ranges of temperature and pH.
  • Is not affected by the presence of extraneous, non-malodorous organics.

Improved Safety for Operators and the Environment

  • Contains no toxic materials and forms no toxic by-products when used alone or with oxidants.
  • Is non-explosive, non-flammable and non-corrosive.
  • Biodegrades fully and forms no damaging decomposition by-products.
  • Meets national and international health and safety standards.

More Economic

  • Often reduces chemical operating costs.
  • Reduces or eliminates costs associated with removal of scaling caused by acid/base processes.
  • Cleans and controls accumulations of fats, oils and greases on packing media.
  • When used alone, eliminates corrosive destruction of equipment caused by corrosive oxidants.
  • Potentially allows capital expansion avoidance via improved operating efficiency.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application rates for 312 Wet Scrubber Formula are largely dictated by the intensity of malodor. The proper rate establishes an equilibrium between malodor and 312 Formula. This equilibrium is illustrated below.

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In practice, a steady-state malodor loading is not always present. Therefore, many customers choose to operate with a faint odor of 312 Formula present to act as an olfactory guide in order to provide a buffer zone. For recirculating packed bed scrubbers, 312 Wet Scrubber Formula can be fed directly into the reservoir or into the line feeding the spraying system above the packing. Most mist scrubbers do not recycle scrubbing liquids, consequently choice is limited to the line feeding the nozzle. On-hand dosing pumps will normally work well. 312 Formula can be fed in its concentrated form, but most users dilute with water to make up a 1-2% solution in a day tank or empty 55 gallon drum and feed the diluted solution. This approach is preferred for several reasons. An improper pump setting or a malfunctioning pump could become very costly by delivering far too much concentrated 312. For mist scrubbers it is desirable to have a rapid pump stroke to avoid a gap effect (water, 312, water, 312) in the scrubbing liquid line. The precise feed rate must be determined on site. In addition to malodor intensity, feed rate will be influenced by odor composition, bleed and make-up rates, recirculation rates, CFM and contact time provided and the general maintenance of the system. Good starting guidelines can be provided. For packed bed scrubbers the Loading Standard is rendering cooking malodors (blood, offal, feathers, bone meal). For mist scrubbers the Loading Standard is malodorous domestic wastewater, headworks locations. Weigh the intensity of the malodors under consideration against these Standards, and increase or decrease the recommended starting application rate accordingly.

STARTING RECOMMENDATIONS(concentrated 312 Formula)

SCRUBBER TYPE PER 10,000 CFM FLOW PER 100M3/MINUTE FLOW
Packed Bed .67 fl. oz./hour 7 cm 3/hour
(rendering Standard) 19.8 cm 3/hour
Mist 1.0 fl. oz./hour 10.5 cm 3/hour
(domestic Standard) 29.57 cm 3/hour
(conversions) 1 fl. oz. = 29.57 cm 3 1 m 3 = 35.31 ft 3

Example

– packed bed scrubber – rendering, 60,000 CFM (1700m3), 24 hour day

– .67 fl. oz. x 6 (60,000 ÷ 10,000 = 6) = 4.02 fl. oz./hour x 24 hours = 96.48 fl. oz./day

– 7 cm3 x 17 (1700 m3 ÷ 100 = 17) = 119 cm3/hour x 24 hours = 2856 cm3/day

Example

– mist scrubber – domestic, 12,000 CFM (340m3), 18 hour day

– 1.0 fl. oz. x 1.2 (12,000 ÷ 10,000 = 1.2) = 1.2 fl. oz./hour x 18 hours = 21.6 fl. oz./day

– 10.5 cm3 x 3.4 (340 m3 ÷ 100 = 3.4) = 35.7 cm3/hour x 18 hours = 642.6 cm3/day

RECIRCULATING PACKED BED SCRUBBERS

The treatment solution is sprayed over the packed bed where it falls through the packing to a sump beneath. Malodors transfer from the gaseous phase to the liquid phase when collected air is forced through the moistened packing. Air residence time through the bed is often only a few seconds, so sufficient air pressure is critical to the transfer.

From the sump, the treatment solution is recirculated over the top of the packing. Fresh solution is added on the way to retain needed strength. This feed loop includes a chemical solution tank, metering pump and piping, a recirculation pump and associated piping and valves.

A portion of the spent solution in the reservoir is wasted (bled) in order to remove treated malodors and accumulated solids. To make up for bleed loss and evaporation loss, fresh water is added.

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MIST SCRUBBERSMist systems operate on similar principles to the recirculating packed bed systems except there is no recirculation of the spent solution, and considerably less water is used. The treatment solution is atomized or sprayed through nozzles to achieve maximum solution break-up. The malodorous air is mixed with the mist particles in a reaction vessel, where the malodors are transferred into solution. Condensate from the reaction vessel is wasted.The fine mist particles are primarily discharged with the treated airstream. The size of mist particles required for a specific degree of malodor control is not yet well defined. However, the smaller the particle size, the greater the total surface area produced, promoting maximum gas transfer. Typical residence time within the reaction vessel is 10 to 15 seconds.

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PHYSICAL AND SAFETY DATA
Weight per Gallon
Weight per Liter
8.37 lbs
2.21 lbs.
Specific Gravity @ 77° F
Specific Gravity @ 25° C
1.004
1.004
Boiling Point ° F
Boiling Point ° C
205°
95.2°
Flash Point ° F
Flash Point ° C
> 200°
> 93.3°
Solubility in Water @ 77° F
Solubility in Water @ 25° C
Soluble
Soluble
Color Green
Toxicity Non-toxic, non-hazardous. Good housekeeping procedures and general principles of safety should be observed when handling any chemical product.
First Aid Skin contact – in cases of prolonged skin contact, wash off with soap and water. If any irritation exists, seek medical advice.
Eye contact – wash eyes with lots of water for at least 10 minutes and seek medical advice.
If swallowed – drink lots of water and seek medical advice immediately. Consult material safety data sheet.
pH 7.4 – 7.6
Corrosivity Non-corrosive
Biodegradability Fully biodegradable
Packaging 5 U.S. gallon pails, 55 U.S. gallon drums
Shelf Life 12 months in unopened containers
Storage Protect from freezing. Do not store in temperatures above 120° F, 48.9 ° C.

Limited Warranty:
Our only obligation shall be to replace or pay for any material proved defective. Beyond the purchase price of materials supplied by us, we assume no liability for damages of any kind and the user accepts the product “as is” and without warranties, expressed or implied. The suitability of the product for an intended use shall be solely up to the user.

PERSNICKETY® Brand Odor Countervailant 312E Sludge and High-Strength Waste Formula

GENERAL DISCUSSION
PERSNICKETY® Brand Odor Countervailant

312E Formula is compounded to address the highly complex malodors associated with the biological decomposition of sludges and high-strength liquid wastes. Such wastes have a high Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), and it is impractical and/or impossible to maintain free or chemically uncombined oxygen (DO) in the solutions. Consequently the biological process is always anaerobic. Anaerobic bacteria must obtain their oxygen by chemically breaking down organic compounds which contain combined oxygen. This reductive process produces malodorous by-products. The type of nuisance malodors produced depends on the substrates available.

The rotten egg smell of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a common by-product as is the pungent, stinging odor of ammonia (NH3). Other sulfides, mercaptans, amines, indole and skatole compounds are also common. In addition to available macro organic substrates, many other factors influence the types and amounts of malodors produced — pH, temperature, retention time, inorganic ions, trace elements, vitamins, iron-chelating compounds, amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, nucleic acid bases, exoenzymes, to name a few.

Such complex conditions are most often too rigorous for the effective use of chemical oxidants and metallic salts, which work well on only a portion of the spectrum of malodors and under narrow operating conditions. Biocides are environmentally unsound as odor control agents because they stop the necessary reductive process. Masking agents and counteractants can be overwhelmed. 312E is the most broadly capable formulation of all PERSNICKETY® Brand Odor Countervailant products and provides the following very important advantages:

Superior Malodor Control

  • Formulated specifically for the complexities inherent in sludges and high-strength wastes.
  • Functions effectively in all field ranges of temperature and pH.
  • Is not affected by the presence of non-malodorous organics.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Because 312E Formula works so effectively, pay special attention to appropriate safety procedures when entering confined spaces.

Improved Safety for Operators and the Environment

  • Contains no toxic materials and forms no toxic by-products.
  • Is non-explosive, non-flammable and non-corrosive.
  • Biodegrades fully and forms no damaging decomposition by-products.
  • Meets national and international health and safety standards.

More Economic

  • Normally reduces chemical costs for effective complex-malodor control.
  • Potentially allows avoidance of litigation costs via more effective malodor control, and improves operator morale and productivity.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application rates for 312E Sludge and High-Strength Waste Formula are largely dictated by the intensity of malodor. The proper rate establishes an equilibrium between malodor and 312E. This equilibrium is illustrated below.

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In practice, a constant level of malodor is not always present. Intensity variations occur. Therefore, many customers choose to operate with a faint odor of 312E present to act as an olfactory guide in order to provide a buffer zone. 312E is normally fed into waste streams, sludge and slurry holding, consolidation and thickening tanks by automatic dosing pumps. If the holding vessel is equipped for mixing, an automatic or manual batch dose is appropriate. For 312E to be most effective, it is very important that it is dispersed as homogeneously as possible throughout the material being treated in order to insure full contact and treatment. This is best accomplished by diluting the appropriate amount of 312E with water to make up a 1-2% solution. The diluted solution is then fed or mixed into the waste stream or holding vessel. The necessary dosage rates must be determined on a case-by-case basis. Good starting guidelines can be provided, however. An exhaustive list of waste types would be nearly endless. The malodorous materials listed below represent a fairly wide spectrum of odor intensity. Weigh the intensity of malodors under consideration against those listed, and increase or decrease the recommended starting application rate accordingly. Initial assessments can be readily made on the laboratory bench. 
STARTING RECOMMENDATIONS (concentrated 312E Formula)
MALODOROUS MATERIALS PPM GALS. 312E/10,000 GALS. WASTE
Digested Domestic Sludge 100 1.0
Pulp & Paper Sludge 150 1.50
Raw Domestic Sludge 175 1.75
Fruit & Vegetable Processing Sludge 175 1.75
Dairy/Cheese Sludge 200 200
Meat, Fish & Rendering Sludge 225 2.25
Cattle Slurry 175 1.75
Poultry Slurry 175 1.75
Pig Slurry 225 2.25
Septic Domestic Influent 25 .25
Silage Juices 100 1.0
Vault Toilets 500 500

DOSING
Malodor treatment chemicals are pre-mixed or mixed in-line in a mixing vessel. Once properly mixed, treatment chemicals are pumped into the sludge/waste stream or holding vessel. Automatic dosing pumps vary widely in sophistication. The single most important criteria remains obtaining an adequately sized pump to insure proper rate of delivery.

PHYSICAL AND SAFETY DATA
Weight per Gallon
Weight per Liter
8.37 lbs
2.21 lbs.
Specific Gravity @ 77° F
Specific Gravity @ 25° C
1.004
1.004
Boiling Point ° F
Boiling Point ° C
205°
95.2°
Flash Point ° F
Flash Point ° C
> 200°
> 93.3°
Solubility in Water @ 77° F
Solubility in Water @ 25° C
Soluble
Soluble
Color Green
Toxicity Non-toxic, non-hazardous. Good housekeeping procedures and general principles of safety should be observed when handling any chemical product.
First Aid Skin contact – in cases of prolonged skin contact, wash off with soap and water. If any irritation exists, seek medical advice.
Eye contact – wash eyes with lots of water for at least 10 minutes and seek medical advice.
If swallowed – drink lots of water and seek medical advice immediately.
pH 7.4 – 7.6
Corrosivity Non-corrosive
Biodegradability Fully biodegradable
Packaging 5 U.S. gallon pails, 55 U.S. gallon drums
Shelf Life 12 months in unopened containers
Storage Protect from freezing. Do not store in temperatures above 120° F, 48.9 ° C.

Limited Warranty:
Our only obligation shall be to replace or pay for any material proved defective. Beyond the purchase price of materials supplied by us, we assume no liability for damages of any kind and the user accepts the product “as is” and without warranties, expressed or implied. The suitability of the product for an intended use shall be solely up to the user.

PERSNICKETY® BRAND ODOR COUNTERVAILANT 612 Spray Atomization/Topical Spray Formula

GENERAL DISCUSSION
Malodorous air cannot always be economically and efficiently collected and scrubbed. Similarly, malodorous liquids and solids cannot always be successfully treated by direct chemical addition. The most prominent alternative methods of treatment are spray atomization (a fine mist sprayed into the air) and topical spray (a coarser spray onto malodorous liquids or solids).

PERSNICKETY® Brand Odor Countervailant 612 Spray Atomization/Topical Spray Formula is compounded to replace masking agents, acid/base products and counteractants in both applications. The intent of masking agents is to superimpose a fragrance odor over a malodor. Often both are detected. Counteractants add a second odorous substance (not a fragrance) so that the combination is inoffensive. 612 Formula incorporates counteraction technology, but expands considerably beyond it. Additional facets of PERSNICKETY® Countervailant technology include polymeric adsorption and esterification. 612 Formula provides the following very important advantages:

Superior Malodor Control

  • Able to react in both liquid and gaseous phases.
  • Used successfully on even the most complex and intensive combinations of organic and inorganic malodors.
  • Functions effectively in all operating ranges of temperature and pH.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Because 612 Formula works so effectively, pay special attention to appropriate safety procedures when entering confined spaces.

Improved Safety for Operators and the Environment

  • Contains no toxic materials and forms no toxic by-products.
  • Is non-explosive, non-flammable and non-corrosive.
  • Biodegrades fully and forms no damaging decomposition by-products.
  • Meets national and international health and safety standards.

More Economic

  • Normally reduces chemical operating costs.
  • Reduces or eliminates costs associated with nozzle plugging.
  • Potentially allows avoidance of litigation costs via more effective malodor control, and improves operator morale and productivity.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Application rates for 612 Spray Atomization/Topical Spray Formula are largely dictated by the intensity of malodor. The proper rate establishes an equilibrium between malodor and 612 Formula. This equilibrium is illustrated below.

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In practice, a constant level of malodor is not always present. Intensity variations occur. Therefore, many customers choose to operate with a faint odor of 612 Formula present to act as an olfactory guide in order to provide a buffer zone. PERSNICKETY® 612 Formula is supplied in concentrated liquid form, and is designed to be applied in a diluted state. The precise application rate must be determined on site. The intensity of malodor is foremost in determining application rate, but several other factors weigh heavily, as well. Details are provided below.

STARTING RECOMMENDATIONS (concentrated 612 Formula)
APPLICATION TYPE DILUTION (Water : 612)
Spray Atomization 50 – 150 : 1
Topical Spray 30 – 75 : 1
PHYSICAL AND SAFETY DATA
Weight per Gallon
Weight per Liter
8.34 lbs
2.2 lbs.
Specific Gravity @ 77° F
Specific Gravity @ 25° C
1.0
1.0
Boiling Point ° F
Boiling Point ° C
208°
98°
Flash Point ° F
Flash Point ° C
> 200°
> 93.3°
Solubility in Water @ 77° F
Solubility in Water @ 25° C
Soluble
Soluble
Color Green
Toxicity Non-toxic, non-hazardous. Good housekeeping procedures and general principles of safety should be observed when handling any chemical product.
First Aid Skin contact – in cases of prolonged skin contact, wash off with soap and water. If any irritation exists, seek medical advice.
Eye contact – wash eyes with lots of water for at least 10 minutes and seek medical advice.
If swallowed – drink lots of water and seek medical advice immediately.
Consult material safety data sheet.
pH 7.1 – 7.3
Corrosivity Non-corrosive
Biodegradability Fully biodegradable
Packaging 5 U.S. gallon pails, 55 U.S. gallon drums
Shelf Life 12 months in unopened containers
Storage Protect from freezing. Do not store in temperatures above 120° F, 48.9 ° C.

Limited Warranty:
Our only obligation shall be to replace or pay for any material proved defective. Beyond the purchase price of materials supplied by us, we assume no liability for damages of any kind and the user accepts the product “as is” and without warranties, expressed or implied. The suitability of the product for an intended use shall be solely up to the user.

Persnickety® E-2000

A LITTLE HISTORY
An Australian company introduced a very good product into various odor control markets in the U.S. awhile back. Product performance was excellent, but its marketing became very confused. Conflicts arose among and between the Australian supplier and various U.S. marketing companies. Litigation ensued. Splinter groups emerged and different versions of the product appeared in the market under a number of different brand names. None was as good as the original.

THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT
It really was original. It was derived from a blend of natural oils which provided very novel properties. It functioned on multiple levels. Some malodorous molecules were quickly solubilized. Others were paired to form less objectionable odors (Zwaademaker pairing). Still others would combine with product constituents to form different physical and chemical properties. It was effective, safe to handle and use, and kind to the environment.

E-2000 – A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT OVER THE ORIGINAL

If you liked the original, you will love E-2000. E-2000 is improved by U.S. technology as follows:

  • More Stable. The original was a somewhat unstable emulsion. An improved surfactant system takes E-2000 to a stable, clear solution.
  • More Concentrated. It is, on average, twenty-five percent stronger than similar products. So, for example, if your dilution rate has been 100 : 1, it can now be 125 : 1.
  • Viscosity Modifier. Allows finer atomization and longer suspension, creating more surface area and time for contact with malodorous molecules.
  • Flow Promoters. Lines and nozzles are less likely to plug.

SUMMARY OF ADVANTAGES

PERSNICKETY® E-2000 offers precisely the same malodor abatement properties, using the same compounds and mechanisms as the original. It is improved in other ways, as described above. And it costs less. Buy it and try it. Test it alongside what you are using. We think you will agree.

PHYSICAL AND SAFETY DATA
Weight per Gallon
Weight per Liter
8.34 lbs
2.2 lbs.
Specific Gravity @ 77° F
Specific Gravity @ 25° C
1.0
1.0
Boiling Point ° F
Boiling Point ° C
212°
100°
Solubility in Water @ 77° F
Solubility in Water @ 25° C
Soluble
Soluble
Color Light green
Toxicity Toxicity Non-toxic, non-hazardous. Good housekeeping procedures and general principles of safety should be observed when handling any chemical product.
First Aid Skin contact – in cases of prolonged skin contact, wash off with soap and water. If any irritation exists, seek medical advice.
Eye contact – wash eyes with lots of water for at least 10 minutes. Seek medical advice if irritation persists.
If swallowed – drink lots of water. Seek medical advice in case of continued discomfort.
pH Near neutral
Corrosivity Non-corrosive
Biodegradability Fully biodegradable
Packaging 5 U.S. gallon pails, 30 and 55 U.S. gallon drums
Shelf Life 12 months in unopened containers

Storage

Protect from freezing. Do not store in temperatures above 120° F, 48.9° C.

Limited Warranty:
Our only obligation shall be to replace or pay for any material proved defective. Beyond the purchase price of materials supplied by us, we assume no liability for damages of any kind and the user accepts the product “as is” and without warranties, expressed or implied. The suitability of the product for an intended use shall be solely up to the user.

PERSNICKETY® Brand Chemicals Pricing
Prices are in US$ (Dollars)
F.O.B. Oakdale, CA

PERSNICKETY® Brand Chemicals Pricing
PERSNICKETY® Chemicals CONTAINER SIZE Quantity 1-5 Quantity 6-10 Quantity 11+
Persnickety® 312 5 Gal   $346.25   $330.25 N/A
55 Gal $3,462.80 $3,289.55 $3,022.80
Persnickety® 312-E 5 Gal.   $370.40   $353.00 N/A
55 Gal. $3,704.25 $3,518.90 $3,234.00
Persnickety® 612 5 Gal.   $179.55   $173.55 N/A
55 Ga. $1,790.35 $1,701.70 $1,564.20
Persnickety® E-2000 5 Gal.   $127.40   $122.95 N/A
55 Gal $1,219.35 $1,175.90 $1,093.95

PERSNICKETY® Brand Chemicals Pricing