Bioneat is a combination of natural ingredients blended according to a proprietary process. This process produces a chemical reaction creating an extremely active cleaning agent: a submicroscopic, soap-like molecule called a colloidal micelle or nano-particle. Nano-particles are clusters of linear molecules of fatty esters and fatty acids massed together in a spherical shape (micelle).
Just like conventional soap molecules, they have a head that attracts water (hydrophilic) on the outside and a tail that repels water (hydrophobic) on the inside. The hydrophobic tails attract each other, forming the interior of a micelle. The hydrophilic poles form the tough outer surface of the micelle.
Nano-particles function just like conventional soap and detergent molecules. They emulsify (dissolve) oils and other hydrophobic molecules in water. However, these nano-particles are significantly smaller than conventional soap and detergent molecules. The individual molecules are so small they measure only 4 nanometers in diameter.
Oils, greases and other forms of dirt and grime are hydrocarbon molecules, and are hydrophobic. Thus the old saying “Oil and water don’t mix.” When a nano-particle comes in contact with a hydrocarbon molecule, the center of the nano-particle bonds to that similarly hydrophobic hydrocarbon. It disrupts the attraction to other hydrocarbon molecules and to the surface to which it is adhering.
Their tiny size makes them powerful emulsifiers that are more effective than conventional soaps and detergents in dissolving dirt, oil and grease. Due to their size, they have significantly more surface area available to react with oil and water molecules than conventional soap molecules do. This vastly increased ratio of surface area to volume produces surface characteristics that increase the ability of the nano-particles to react with other suspended materials. They reduce the surface tension of water as much as two times more than conventional water-based cleaning formulas and increase the wetting and penetrating properties of any product mixed in the nano-particle solution.
When nano-particles are mixed with a sufficient amount of water, the outer hydrophilic shell actively seeks and bonds with water molecules. Each particle is completely surrounded by a thin layer of water molecules. This is how water activates the nano-particles to become so aggressively mobile. When an activated nano-particle comes into contact with a hydrocarbon molecule, the hydrophobic center of the particle bonds to that hydrophobic hydrocarbon molecule (oil, grease, dirt). The activated nano-particle overpowers its attraction to other hydrocarbon molecules and to the surface to which it is attached. The action of a single micelle is multiplied by billions of other micelles. The molecular level emulsification process penetrates highly viscous and sticky materials, lifting them from the surface to which they adhere.
The molecules in hydrocarbons and organic compounds often are stuck together in a clump. Nano-particles break apart these clumps to expose each individual molecule so that each target molecule is affected directly and more efficiently. Nano-particle action is like a “micro-jackhammer,” pounding the surface of an organic compound and effectively isolating individual molecules of hydrocarbons and other organic compounds. The attraction of the nano-particle is stronger than the attraction of the hydrocarbon molecule with its neighbor molecules. The individual hydrocarbon molecules are thus made more readily biodegradable.
Oil and grease are converted thoroughly into a “nano-emulsion” that cannot re-coagulate to its original state. Conventional surfactants and cleaners merely lift oil from a surface and redeposit it in drains and sewers and waterways. By contrast, the emulsified oils and organic compounds resulting from nano-particle action are separated sufficiently to readily be degraded and digested by bacteria.
Using Bioneat products reduces or eliminates the health and environmental hazards of toxic cleaners and the free radicals emitted by them. One container of Bioneat concentrate can replace dozens of hazardous chemical cleaners and solvents, including household, industrial, marine, agricultural, vehicle and boat maintenance, and pet care chemicals. This can offset health hazard-related expenses such as Workman’s Compensation claims, cost of protective clothing, expensive waste containment and disposal procedures and fire insurance. The short- and long-term benefits of using Bioneat products over more toxic conventional cleaners are endless.
All of Bioneat products’ ingredients have been identified, evaluated, conform to and are defined as non-hazardous under OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.1200 (Hazard Communication Standard); None of the ingredients appears on the CEPA DSL or California Proposition 65 lists. None of this product’s components are listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP or OSHA. None of this product’s components are listed under SARA Section 302 (40CFR Appendix A), SARA Section 313 (40CFR 372.65) or CERCLA (40CFR 302.4). All of them are on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) List.
Bioneat products do not contain: Acids; Ammonia; Animal Products; Chlorine; Glycol Ethers; Harmful Detergents; Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs); Ozone Depleting Substances; Petroleum Distillates; Phosphates; Synthetic Chemicals; Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Bioneat earns DfE/SDSI Champion Award from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
At Bioneat Inc. we manufacture only safer surfactants. BioNeat ingredients and products meet the criteria for the US EPA Design for the Environment Program (DfE)’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI). SDSI was established by the EPA to recognize and encourage environmental leaders and businesses committed to developing and manufacturing safer surfactants and detergents that will preserve the integrity of the environment and thus positively impact public health. Bioneat Inc. has always been and remains absolutely committed to manufacturing only products that meet the SDSI criteria and do not contain any NPEs (Nonylphenol Ethoxylates).