TerraChem Chemistry
All TerraChem formulations are designed to be compatible with all metallurgies and can operate across a wide range of temperatures. Organically based and fully biodegradable, TerraChem's products permit full hydrocarbon recovery on-site with resulting waste waters suitable for most API separators, all of which virtually eliminates hazardous waste generation and its subsequent treatment.

TC5000 - Refinery

TC 5000 is an environmentally safe, biodegradable blend of surface-active chemicals in a naturally occurring solvent. The anionic and nonionic surfactants and the solvent in TC 5000 is exceptionally effective in removing heavy as well as light end hydrocarbons such as Benzene from the process vessels in the refinery and the petro-chemical plants. The surface-active materials in TC-5000 are blend of biodegradable anionic and nonionic surfactants. The solvent in TC-5000 is a biodegradable solvent occurring in nature with a pleasant citrus aroma and replaces effectively the old toxic solvents such as chlorinated solvents, freon, glycol ethers, xylene, toluene etc.


The flexibility and economics of petrochemical plant and refinery can be greatly improved by the use of TC 5000. Typical use concentration of TC 5000 is 1 to 2% in water. This aqueous solution of TC 5000 is circulated in a closed loop through the plant process vessels at 180o to 190o F for 6 to 12 hours. After 6- 12 hours of circulation, the solution is pumped to a pre-determined site, the process vessels are then rinsed with fresh water. Upon opening, the process vessels are typically found to be in considerably improved condition with LEL approaching zero percent and Benzene approaching zero ppm. For further details contact Terra Chem offices in Saint Louis and Gulf Breeze.

TerraChem TC 5000 is available in drums and bulk quantities. For additional information write to TerraChem.

Physical Properties

Color: Amber
Specific Gravity: .0.9 to0 .92
Density: 7.4 to 7.6 lb/gal
Solubility: Dispersible in water
Flash Point: 104° F