DE-OIL-IT is now on the NCP list as a Surface Washing Agent

De-Oil-It disassembles and transforms hydrocarbons (oils, fuels, etc.) into basic elements

De-OIL-It, a Hydrocarbon “Degrader”

De-Oil-It is an exceptional cleaner and is regarded as a HYDROCARBON DEGRADER. Hydrocarbons include oils, fuels, greases, and more.

Degrading means to decompose, break apart, and dissemble the hydrocarbon chain into smaller, less complex, less toxic chemical structure.

A degrader is more environmentally responsible than a degreaser or ordinary soaps and detergent because the end result of a De-Oil-It cleaning process detection of hydrocarbon pollution is negligent to non-detectible.

The exception cleaner quality is derived from the formulation that acts to release surface tension, meaning the spill is less sticky and therefore easier to clean. Repeat clients love this action because there is no greasy residue of the contamination or any of the De-Oil-It ingredients. .

Pollution / contamination is gone, the spill is transformed into elementary chemical elements no longer a threat to the ecosystem and therefore non-detection of hydrocarbons or other harmful items (see list bottom of this web page).

How is non-detection or negligible instrument readings possible?

Degreasers, soaps, detergents, solvents, etc. clean by attaching to the hydrocarbon (fuel, oil, etc.) essentially just moving the contamination from one place to another requiring further hazmat handling, costs and time; a degrader on the other hand disassembles and then transforms hydrocarbons into a detoxified, simpler chemical structure, thereby being much more environmentally responsible and safe. Best of all De-Oil-It can be used “in-situ”, meaning the spill treatment can be done on site without necessarily the need to move contaminated soils somewhere else for treatment.

Note: “detoxified” claim based on hydrocarbon measuring equipment producing Parts per Million, PPM, to quantify contamination levels. The Industrial Strength Concentrate (ISC) formula properly diluted has been used to reduce hydrocarbon contamination (“pollution”) to below regulated levels to nearly negligent levels. Detoxification (“reducing hydrocarbon PPM levels”) is based on data from 350+ remediation projects, many supervised by the EPA, and averaged 4-6 weeks versus conventional remediation timelines of 3-4 months. No longer a threat is based on lab readings of soil samples showing typically no detection of hydrocarbons. The concentrate formula is highly alkaline but when diluted with water and applied to a hydrocarbon pH ranges 7.2 to 8.2 which is an optimal range for indigenous bacteria to complete breakdown of complex hydrocarbon chemical structures via biodegrading meaning the bacteria eat, consume degraded hydrocarbons and their digestive system releases smaller simplifier chemical structures, completing a transformation into elementary non-contamination.

De-Oil-It breaks down complex hydrocarbon chemical structures up to C40.

Water “activates” De-Oil-It concentrated formulation as the ingredients utilizes H2O to disassemble the hydrocarbon chain (oil, fuel, hydraulic, etc.).

De-Oil-It, activated by H20, dissembles the hydrocarbon chain, into smaller, simpler chemical compounds greatly reducing the toxicity of the original contaminant (oil, fuel, hydraulic, etc.) Our RTU (Ready-to-Use) formula is available in activated form. Both RTU and ISC (Industrial Strength Concentrate) have unlimited shelf life. De-Oil-It uses Hydrogen and Oxygen to cap the ends of smaller hydrocarbon chains to “cap” creating a condition whereby these smaller hydrocarbon pieces will not reattach to nearby broken down hydrocarbon pieces. Popular degreasers, dishwashing soaps, and detergents do not “cap” the ends of disassembled hydrocarbon chain smaller pieces, resulting in reattaching dissembled hydrocarbon chain parts to form globs of oil which then shows up on our shorelines; essentially failing to “clean” or “disperse”, kind of kicking the can down the road instead of managing remediation like De-Oil-It does by preventing reattaching; furthermore the degraded / disassembled hydrocarbon chain pieces are now more readily consumed safely by bacteria to allow for biodegrading to complete “in situ” (at the spill location) transformation of the original hydrocarbon contaminant into elementary non-threatening environmentally safe structures as evidenced by lab testing of resulting transformed hydrocarbon into negligible to non-detection toxic elements.

De-Oil-It is non-hazardous, removes flash point (no fire or ignition is possible, no more odors), while also disassembling large complex hydrocarbon chains into elementary soluble carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

Fuels of all kind such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, aviation, etc. are no match for De-Oil-It, which instantly decomposes and eradicates fuels. De-Oil-It can act as a fire extinguisher or as a fire prevention around fuel spills as De-Oil-It eliminates flash point (spill will not catch fire), and removes odor (fuel vapor is highly flammatory / explosive, and toxic to breathe in)

Engineered to be extremely effective on hydrocarbon oil and lipid fats
De-Oil-It is an environmentally responsible industrial strength degreaser and general-purpose cleaner. It is a non-toxic, non-flammable, non-corrosive system of surfactant and oil solubilizers, which dissolve grease and grime by way of micelle formation.

When De-Oil-It is used in a pressure washer or used with agitation (usually using a scrub brush or a broom), the surface-active agents in De-Oil-It penetrate oil, grease, and grime and cause it to disperse into a colloidal suspension which can be rinsed away from a surface or dispersed by dilution in a body of water.


DE-OIL-IT breaks down the oils and lipids into millions of molecular / nano sized particles and will not allow them to quickly regenerate like other detergent type cleaners, making clean up easier and more efficient. When you rub your finger across a surface cleaned with DE-OIL-IT, you should be able to feel that it is squeaky clean the first time.

The key to DE-OIL-IT is the technology used to develop a “colloidal micelle.”
Since DE-OIL-IT is a non-toxic blend of chemicals which works by colloidal formation to remove oil, grease and grime safely, easily and efficiently, it works differently than solvents or caustic-based cleaners.

Colloidal micelle breaks down long chain hydrocarbon bonds in oils, fats, grease, fuels, etc. and holds them in suspension at the nano scale. Individual micelle repel each other; this is how there is no greasy residue left after cleaning. This suspension acts as an emulsified layer on top of water and in soil the surfactant properties of De-Oil-It drives the micelle down to layers in soil where bacteria can complete the biodegrading process.

When a micelle contained in the DE-OIL-IT product comes in contact with a hydrocarbon molecule, the center of the micelle bonds to a similar hydrophobic hydrocarbon. It disrupts the attraction to other hydrocarbon molecules and/or to the surface.

The action of a single micelle is multiplied by billions of other micelles. The molecular level emulsification process penetrates highly viscous and sticky materials namely hydrocarbon based, lifting them from the surface to which they adhere.

Surfactant properties allow penetration into oil drops
dissembled via reactions of water + De-Oil-It + hydrocarbon.
The technical term for the action De-Oil-It takes is called a “micelle”

When many micelles are in close vicinity to others a “colloidal micelle” is formed and on water this results in an emulsified layer on top of water.

On land / soil, the surfactant properties of De-Oil-It drives the micelle into the soil to then be accessible to indigenous bacteria that will complete decomposing via a biodegrading process

Considering the damage inflicted on life and the planet by harsh cleaners and solvents, colloidal chemistry represents an exceptional advance toward environmental preservation and restoration.

What’s the big buzz about De-Oil-It?

De-Oil-It detoxifies hydrocarbon contamination below regulated levels or down to negligent pollution detected. 

De-Oil-It keeps working even after being washed away keeping run-off water safe, and preserving the ecosystem affected by the run-off. 

Is your cleaning solution this environmentally responsible ??

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Note: When treating oil / fuel spills on Navigable waters FOSC approval is required when using a product like De-Oil-It (Federal On-Scene Coordinator)
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Ready To Use Formula – “RTU”

Our ready to use formula is prepared to just APPLY, SOAK, RINSE… Ready to Use containers have an unlimited shelf life as long as you keep the product capped.

We suggest soaking at least 15 minutes to allow the De-Oil-It solution to degrade the hydrocarbon contamination (the longer you wait the more complex chemical structures are dissembled into smaller, simpler, and far less toxic formats); the longer the soaking time the more degrading can occur.

RTU formulated De-Oil-It is used for general residential cleaning, industrial / retail floor cleaning, pressure washing, engine “degreasing”, tire cleaning, shop uniform cleaning, and more…

We offer Ready-to-Use in 22oz, 1 gal, 2.5 gal, 5 gal, 55 gal, and 275 gal sizes (pictured below is 1 gallon, 5 gallon, and 22 oz spray bottle).

Products 2

Industrial Strength Concentrate – “ISC”

Industrial Strength Concentrate is perfect forthe hard to clean or larger spills of oil, fuel, etc. In many cases ISC will be more economic than RTU because you can dilute to many ratios specific to your task at hand.

Use our dilution guide to add water in a ratio recommended for your task (H2O activates De-Oil-It); there is an unlimited shelf life of the concentrate formula, and the activated dilution is also unlimited as long as the container is capped.

The market segment most common use of ISC formula is oil remediation (“spills”) but as a concentrate it is diluted to a ratio recommended for a wide variety of task; therefore, buying concentrate to dilute in a custom fashion for each task you apply De-Oil-It. Concentrate product saves money as you have more flexibility creating numerous application solutions at required dilution ratios (water to product) for your specific cleaning task.

Use our CONTACT US form to describe your project and we can help explain the dilution guide if you have questions or we can provide you a HOW TO guide on remediation or many other kinds of hydrocarbon cleaning needs.

We offer industrial concentrate blend in 5 gallon, 55 gallon and 275 gallon sizes..

Indus Concen 5

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  • Fuels : gasoline, diesel, kerosene (heating and aviation quality), etc.
  • Hydraulic, transmission (ATF), brake, power steering fluids
  • Oil : raw / crude, refined, processed
  • TCE  –  Tricloroethylene
  • PCB  –  Polychlorinated Bi-Phenyls
  • PAH  –  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Benzene, Xylene, Toluene, Glycols, pesticides

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a volatile, colorless liquid organic chemical. TCE does not occur naturally and is created by chemical synthesis. It is used primarily to make refrigerants and other hydrofluorocarbons and as a degreasing solvent for metal equipment. TCE is carcinogenic

TCE is used in

  • Degreasing
  • Spot removal in dry cleaning industry
  • Solvents
  • Adhesives
  • Lubricants
  • Polishes
  • Sealants
  • Pepper Spray

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are a group of more than 100 chemicals that are also called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. PAHs are released from burning coal, oil, gasoline, trash, tobacco, and wood.

PAHs are found in industries that produce or use coal tar, coke, or bitumen (asphalt). They are emitted by coal and gasification plants, smokehouses, municipal incinerators, and some aluminum production facilities.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) are a group of manmade chemicals. They are oily liquids or solids, clear to yellow in color, with no smell or taste. PCBs are very stable mixtures that are resistant to extreme temperature and pressure. PCBs were used widely in electrical equipment like capacitors and transformers.

Products that may contain PCBs include:

  • Transformers and capacitors
  • Electrical equipment including voltage regulators, switches, re-closers, bushings, and electromagnets
  • Oil used in motors and hydraulic systems
  • Old electrical devices or appliances containing PCB capacitors
  • Fluorescent light ballasts
  • Cable insulation

Benzene, Xylene, and Toulene

Natural occurring benzenes: Volcanos and Forrest Fires (or any large brush fire, etc.)

Products Containing Benzene

  • Paint, lacquer, and varnish removers
    • Industrial solvents
    • Gasoline and other fuels
    • Glues
    • Paints
    • Furniture wax
    • Detergents
    • Thinners
    • Inks
    • Adhesives and coatings
    • Rubbers
    • Industrial cleaning and degreasing formulations

Activities/Uses Involving Benzene

  • Emissions motor vehicle exhaust
    • Burning coal and oil
    • Painting and lithography
    • Dry cleaning
    • Making chemicals used to make:
      • Plastics
      • Resins
      • Nylon and synthetic fibers
    • Making some types of:
      • Lubricants
      • Rubbers
      • Dyes
      • Detergents
      • Pharmaceutical drugs
      • Agricultural chemicals (pesticides)

Industries Using Benzene

  • Petrochemical manufacturing
    • Petroleum refining
    • Coke and coal chemical manufacturing
    • Rubber tire manufacturing
    • Gasoline storage, shipment, and retail operations
    • Plastics and rubber manufacturing
    • Shoe manufacturing
    • Aviation fuels

Occupations/People Who May Be Exposed To Benzene

  • Industrial, Corporate and Retail
    • Printers
    • Rubber workers
    • Shoe makers
    • Laboratory technicians
    • Steel mill labors
    • Gasoline service station employees
    • Aviation, Industrial manufacturing

Places Where Benzene May Be Found

  • Waste site management, airports, lawns and gas service stations
    • Air around waste sites and gas service stations
    • Contaminated well water, as a result of benzene leaks from underground storage tanks or hazardous waste sites containing benzene
    • Airline runways after washing, freeze control, fueling, etc.
    • Agriculture pesticide control
    • Fertilization of lawns, sports areas, schools, etc.
    • Storm drainage off of roads

Xylene is primarily used as a solvent (a liquid that can dissolve other substances), particularly in the printing, rubber and leather industries. Xylene is also used as:

  • Cleaning Agent
    • Paint Thinner and Remover
      • Varnish
      • Airplane Fuel
      • Gasoline
      • Shellac
      • Rust Preventatives
      • Pesticides
      • Lacquers

Toulene is primarily used in various cosmetic products, fuels, and other uses or found in products / elements such as:

  • Nail polish
    • Hair dyes
      • Crude oil
      • Pain thinners, stain removers
      • Adhesives, glues
      • Rubber
      • Gasoline especially racing fuel


Exposure Guidelines and Health Hazards
HMIS and NFPA ratings list “slight” hazard; relative to other materials this product is classified as “relatively non-toxic” concerning ingestion, thoroughly rinse eyes with fresh water. No warning labels required under NFPA 704. Not irritating to skin. Inhalation hazard is very low, mechanical ventilation not required but recommended. OSHA Hazard 29 CFR 1910.1200 lists as very low to none health issue. HMIS = Hazardous Materials Identification System. NFPA = National Fire Protection Association – note product will not flash, is non-flammable and is suitable material for surrounding fire conditions (i.e. can be used as a fire extinguisher)

Disposal Consideration
Considering reacted materials with applied De-Oil-It, when applied properly this product is NOT a HAZARDOUS WASTE under RCRA 40 CFR 261. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is the public law that creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste. The law describes the waste management program mandated by Congress that gave EPA authority to develop the RCRA program. The EPA is critically involved on navigable waters and developed the NCP (National Contingency Plan), to this regard De-Oil-It has been submitted for inclusion on the NCP list as a Miscellaneous Oil Control Agent; as such, on water, De-Oil-It in contact with an oil slick will prevent reacted materials from sinking, in other words De-Oil-It will maintain an emulsified layer on top of the water; however, we recommend removal of the reacted materials within 3 days otherwise the product will start to naturally degrade the layer. De-Oil=It does not form emulsified layers of fuels and other non-oils on water; instead there is rather immediate degrading of this kind of substrate.

Empty Container Disposal
Empty De-Oil-It containers retains product residue; observe all hazard precautions. Do not reuse for other purposes except for storage of excess De-Oil-It or to use for blending water and De-Oil-It for another application. Proper disposal at a waste site accepting used containers is recommended and follow Federal, state, and local regulations

Transportation Codes
Domestic USA – NMFC (National Motor Freight Traffic) Association 48580-3, Class 70 International – HS (Harmonized System) 3402.90.90 In both transportation codes De-Oil-It is regarded non-hazardous liquid cleaner

Ecological Information
De-Oil-It RTU and ISC formulas do have a product toxicity (meaning they exhibit what the EPA refers to in required testing as LD50 the lethal dose to kill aquatic organisms in a laboratory setting), but when applied correctly to hydrocarbons and activated with water the end result can be significantly reduced to negligent levels of contamination measured in PPM (Parts per Million) by instrumentation such as can be obtained by Hanby Electronics. When properly treated there is minimal to non ecological danger concerning the reacted materials degraded to levels we have observed and closed reports from relatively large land remediation projects (call to discuss). The toxicity that we speak of is measured by Bio-Aquatic laboratories, one of a few EPA / NCP list qualifying labs; the De-Oil-It measurements of LD50 are in the following table (De-Oil-It by itself relative to other products on NCP list is medium, but the readings of De-Oil-It and Fuel with living organisms is very low relative to other products on NCP list). Note that concentrated De-Oil-It exhibits a high alkalinity that is reduced by water dilution (required for the concentrate formula) and interaction with hydrocarbon; typical testing of pH of product in degrading action ranges 7.2 to 7.9 pH.

Data available concerning ecotoxicity has not concluded environmental hazards when properly applied; bioaccumulation potential according to experience is not expected. Toxicity of concentrate is significantly reduced when diluted and applied as required according to our square foot coverage or formulas for remediation (call to obtain formulas for remediation). De-Oil-It has been used extensively outside the USA with less regulations where no toxicity issues have been reported. Typically when applied correctly PPM readings after treatment have been well under guidelines, regulations, to negligent levels.

Regulatory Information
All De-Oil-It confidential ingredients are listed on the TSCA Chemical Substances inventory; TSCA = Toxic Substance Control Act 40 CFR 710; De-Oil-It therefore complies with these guidelines.

All DE-OIL-IT ingredients are on the FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) list

De-Oil-It does not contain any chemicals subject to reporting requirements under CERCLA, SARA, and California Proposition 65. CERCLA stands for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, known also as Superfund. It was passed in 1980 in response to some alarming and decidedly unacceptable hazardous waste practices and management going on in the 1970s. The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act SARA amended CERLA act of 1980 (CERCLA) on October 17, 1986 – SARA mandates every facility using or storing hazardous chemicals; De-Oil-It complies with SARA Title III, 355, 370, 372 regarding hazardous notifications due each March 1; De-Oil-It does not contain any chemical that needs to be reported to SERC (State Emergency Response Commission), LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee), or local firefighters. As such De-Oil-It is regarded as non-hazardous. California Proposition 65 lists chemicals requiring warnings concerning causing cancer; the ingredients of De-Oil-It do not appear on this list. Non-Hazardous declaration is also supported by WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) created in 1988 to give employers and workers warning information (decals required) concern hazardous products or chemicals they may be exposed at work.

For Canada, the chemical ingredients in De-Oil-It are not contained in DSL (Domestic Substance List) nor NDSL (Non-Domestic Substance List); these lists ensure products comply with product labeling and usage warning if hazardous; De-Oil-It is non-hazardous in this regard and does not require any specific product / usage warnings than than standard precautionary measures one might take such as safety googles, ventilation as desired, if excess application solution does make contact with eyes flush with fresh water. No special requirements such as clothing, gloves, etc. is required. Finally the chemical ingredients of De-Oil-It are not on the GRAS list of FDA (Generally Regarded as Safe); this list is meant to indicate “safety” for a chemical additive for food; we get asked this a lot but alas De-Oil-It is not food.


Disclaimer: Chemical countermeasures (“cleaning”) oil and fuel spills on navigable waters must be authorized by a Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC). If you witness, caused, or are effected by an oil / fuel spill please contact appropriate personnel as the public at large is not authorized to initiate or take on (“countermeasures”) a reportable spill according to the EPA.

For your reference CFR 40 (“Code of Federal Regulations) to determine responsibilities concerning oil and hazardous substance pollution.

Report oil and fuel spills to the marina office and the U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center 800.424.8802 and Office of Emergency Services in your jurisdiction immediately. The NRC is the federal government’s centralized reporting center, which is staffed 24 hours per day by U.S. Coast Guard personnel.

Report unusually large spills that enter or have potential to enter the storm drain system or a water body to your local authorities including the Regional Water Board and the Department of Fish and Game (800-852-7550 OES). Please also contact appropriate resources we have listed if you expect spills or spill cleanup that has the potential for water run-off into navigable waters, or have witnessed this scenario.

We are asked many times if De-Oil-It can be used in navigable waters for oil spill cleanup; in short the answer is not by yourself, the EPA specifically FOSC must approve for use on oil spill clean ups on navigable water. The NCP list of products can be selected by FOSC as well as products not on the list. For CFR 40 regulations on use of non-NCP list products see this document.

Learn more about emergency spills and the role of EPA in these situations, who’s who, etc.

We are pursuing inclusion into the NCP list and will report updates when available.
If / When De-Oil-It is placed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NCP Product Schedule, i.e. “NCP list”. This listing does NOT mean that EPA approves, recommends, licenses, certifies, or authorizes the use of De-Oil-It on an oil discharge. This listing means only that data have been submitted to EPA as required by subpart J of the National Contingency Plan, §300.915.

This website was last updated Nov 28, 2020; archived De-Oil-It pages are regarded as obsolete. All content and questions about the product, this website, etc. can be addressed by Danny Schillaci

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