FFT Technologies Science
FFT Technologies is delivering product solutions that are based in a science unlike other products. The graphic above is a simplified explanation of the core technology which is driving dozens of amazing products.
All of the products are:
- 100 % bio-renewable
- Plant based components
- NO dangerous chemical compounds
- NO harmful residual
- Patented formula
We are Carbon Based Creatures living in a world of Hydrocarbons.
Hydrocarbon molecules make up a large percentage of our world including FATS OIL & Grease. The challenge developing remediation products which disperse Hydrocarbon compounds is that Oil & Water don’t mix.
Hydrocarbons are hydrophobic – don’t like water – that is why oil and water don’t mix!
Developing products which affect a wide range of Hydrocarbons requires the ability to mix oil and water. FFT products accomplish this using classic non-ionic fatty acid tensides with a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail, which allow it to lower the surface tension of the oil-water interphase and to promote the formation of stable colloidal micelles.
TENSIDES are a type of surfactant, compounds that lower surface tension between liquids like oil and water. The tail of the Tensides are oil-soluble and project into the oil. The head of the tensides are water-soluble making contact with water. The action of the Tensides break the Hydrocarbons into smaller units called Micelles.
MICELLES are created by tensides as they lower the surface tension between oil and water allowing them to break the mass into smaller components and forming a Colloidal Suspension. Hydrocarbons in the Colloidal Suspension are prevented from recombining. The Micelle’s stability – a special characteristic of FFT – prevents the reformation of larger oil/fat aggregates and demixing of the dispersion.
In water, Micelles remain in continuous motion by the surrounding water molecules. The FFT molecules act like a microscopic sand blaster, continuously attracting and binding with bigger oil drops to form smaller Micelles, reducing the hydrocarbons down to a size which can be easily consumed by naturally occurring bacteria.
FFT contains special tensides for waxes and triglycerides at a wide variety of different fatty acid chains length, allowing optimal interaction with a wide variety of different length hydrocarbons. Commercial detergents (with 2 - 3 tensides) form large micelles; FFT Tensides form small micelles. Smaller micelles form faster are less likely to burst during any agitation and are easier to consume by bacteria.
The constant action of the Micelles continues to reduce the Micelles to microscopic, nono-sized facilitating the consumption by bacteria. The bacteria reduce the Hydrocarbons to benign organic compounds, mostly H20 & CO2.
FFT Technologies Science is integrated in dozens of products across a diverse range of industries. Each of these apply the basic principals described above to provide targeted solutions which are all plant based and human healthy.
FFT Scientific Principles
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Oil Spill Clean-up — Case Study
- Date: July 22nd 2014
- Location: Swan Hills, Alberta
- Cause: Pipe Burst Front Left Tank
- Level of Contamination: Soil TPH: 27,000 Water TPH: 2,900
FFT Sediment Cleaning Agent Sprayed onto Contaminated Soil & WaterSoil is Tilled to Ensure the FFT Sediment Treatment Agent Penetrates into Contaminated Soil Day 1 or Day 2 Surface is Sprayed Once More Spot Treatments Used on As Needed Within a Week, the Soil Turns to a Lighter Color The Hydrocarbons are Mostly Consumed by the Naturally Occurring Bacteria Final Samples are Taken to Confirm that the Soil and Water are now at Environmentally Safe Levels