Global Green truck wash is a non-phosphorous, environmentally-friendly, heavy duty industrial degreaser and cleaner designed to remove a wide range of soils, oil, grease, dust and carbon from vehicles and mobile machinery without causing damage. This lemon-scented cleaner can be diluted for use with foamers, dispensers and pressure cleaners.
Ideal applications for truck wash include:
- Mining and earthmoving machinery
- Agricultural and industrial machinery
- Engines, gearboxes and chassis
- Trucks, cars and buses
- Parts washing and bath degreasing
- Pressure washing
Truck wash can also be used for cleaning boats, engines and bilges, workshop floors and driveways, washroom and canteen floors, and kitchen appliances.
- Safe to use on all metals – will not affect good paint
- May be used with a low-volume foamer or venturi systems
- Brush, swab or spray onto surface to be cleaned
- Allow to soak into heavily soiled areas then wash off with water
- May be used at a 1:1 dilution for vehicles with heavy oil coverage
Global Green truck wash’s quick-break action allows it to be used for effective oil separation through effluent treatment systems.
What is quick-break?
A quick break cleaning agent, diluted with fresh or salt water, will clean and emulsify hydrocarbons such as oil, grease and diesel from a variety of surfaces. When the quick break comes into contact with oil it breaks the oil into microscopic droplets. The droplets become smaller and more numerous and ultimately fade from sight in the water.
Within five minutes of the oil being emulsified the breaking process commences. The bond between the quick break and the oil weakens with the oil finally breaking away and rising to the surface of the water. 92% of the breaking process occurs within 10 minutes.
Importance of Global Green truck wash to the environment
All oil and water effluent from workshop floors, vehicle and machinery washdown, engine degreasing and other washing operations should be collected in a pit prior to treatment through a mechanical separator or triple interceptor and discharge to sewer or lagoon.
If Global Green truck wash is used, oil removed during washdown or degreasing will be released to float on top of the collection pit or in the separator and is available for collection. If a non quick break detergent is used, oil removed during washdown or degreasing will remain emulsified and bound up within the washdown water. The cleaning agent/degreaser holds the oil so well in solution it is impossible (without added chemicals) to remove the oil from the collected water, even after long settling times and processing through deoiling hydrocyclones or plate separators.
When the water is discharged to sewer or lagoon, the oil is also discharged. Under these circumstances, the oil discharge level may breach EPA requirements.
If oil or fuel is to be washed into dredging ponds, dams and lagoons in order to clean up the last remnants of a spill, Global Green quick break should be used. This will allow the oil/fuel to rise to the surface after a few minutes from where it can be collected. In doing so, the pond water remains uncontaminated.
Laboratory and field tests demonstrate Global Green truck wash completely biodegrades within a maximum of 22 days.
Primary biodegradation occurs within five days. This means the product loses its properties but its molecular components still exist. Biodegradation is the process whereby organic materials decompose in the environment.
Organic materials involved in cleaning and washdown are detergents, soaps, degreasers, fuels, oils, greases, etc, all of which are composed of carbon/hydrogen molecules in different configurations with various other minor constituents (nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur) sometimes present.
For biodegradation to occur, there needs to be a combination of bacterial activity, water and oxygen. The bacterial activity breaks the bond between the hydrogen and carbon molecules with water (H20) and carbon dioxide (C02) produced. The process is repeated over and over until all the bonds have been broken and the molecules are converted to C02 and H20.
High levels of phosphates encourage blue green algal blooms in out-flow ponds and dams leading to dangerous blue green algae and often unpleasant smells. Global Green’s leading formula replaces phosphates with amino acids.
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Global Green truck wash is available in 5L, 20L, 200L and 1000L containers. View our other Global Green products here.