Paul Chehade. Open Letter to Mr. Barack Obama President of the United States of
America. Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
(1888PressRelease) When the tragic accident of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico occurred it affected many states,
and I as a concern citizen immediately contacted one of the most important groups in the field of environmental
issues, located in Italy, to find avenues to help in this tragic accident at no cost for the well being of our nation. Paul
Mr. Barack Obama.
Honorable President of the United States of America.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. Barack Obama,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to answer my letter and proposal after such a long time. I
clearly understand that with your busy schedule and other more important issues it will be difficult for
you or your staff to keep up with so many requests from concerned citizens.
I really don't know if you or your staff really had the time to read my letter, but from your answer it seems
to me that was not the case or there was a major misunderstanding in our communication.
When the tragic accident of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico occurred it affected many states, and I as a
concern citizen immediately contacted one of the most important groups in the field of environmental
issues, located in Italy, to find avenues to help in this tragic accident. This group, that to my understanding
has one of the more advanced technologies in the field, were very receptive in providing their assistance.
After consulting with their Board of Directors, they decided to offer their equipment and technology, free
of charge, to the government of USA to permanently clean the Gulf of Mexico from the disastrous BP oil
spill that damaged the marine life and endangered the way of life of millions of Americans.
Sadly nothing happened, the governmental institutions in charge never answered or even acknowledged
the generous offer, and my letter to you took more than a year to get an answer. When I finally get an
answer, there is no acknowledgement of the offer made, just a simple pre-made standard letter full of
rhetoric that you and your government are doing the best to alleviate the problem. Since this answer had
nothing to do with my offer to help, I am forced to conclude that my letter was never read or taken
Please help me understand, it is obvious that our country suffers a tremendous lack of governance, and I
am not saying it is all your fault, this is something that we the people have suffered for decades, but at the
same time the person in charge must take the heat and confront the situation, in other words it needs to be
a leader and don't play politics every single day of the year.
I understand that our country has too many issues to take care of and the Gulf of Mexico problem is just
one of them, but if we don't do anything, what will happen, which is starting to happen today, is that
millions of Americans that subsist from or are related to the Gulf of Mexico, will end in despair,
bankruptcy and probably with serious health issues. This is when the chaos will take a very awful turn in
the affected areas.
How is it possible that none of your qualified personnel or agencies in charge didn't notice this generous
offer and take action? How is it possible that today your state government affirms that the problem is over
and that all the work done was effective, when that is not the reality? I don't want to be offensive or
discourteous, but this type of situation is unacceptable.
If at any moment after reading my letter, you feel that I'm wrong in my point of view and would like to
discuss this important issue person to person, I will be more than happy to listen to your point of view and
offer my sincere apologies if we come to the conclusion that I was wrong in my perceptions.
Mechanism of the Product's Action in the presence of Hydrocarbons
We propose to clean the areas, the sand and the vegetation "In Site" with Biodegradable Chemicals MPCD
and Biological Acceptable Products BIOSINFO that are Environmentally Friendly to accelerate the process
of Biodegradation. To do that we need heavy machinery to mix the products with the soil and sand and a
lot of hand labor "In Site", this way we solve two problems: - The Contamination and the Unemployment
in the area. The machinery we propose is to treat the contaminated residual to leave the place clean and in
its original condition. The most important is to avoid the necessity to transfer the contaminated material to
the chemical landfill.
The physical principle at the base of the product is the biodegradation of the hydrocarbons through the
breakdown of their molecular chain providing a conditioned nutrient for the microbial population present
in the atmosphere.
Unlikely traditional methods like bio-pile or Farm Lands that take very long periods and very specific
conditions to operate, the product rends the hydrocarbons readily digestible facilitating and speeding up
the hydrocarbons' biodegradation by acting as a catalyser for the microbial/bacteria
activity dramatically reducing the time required to decontaminate the polluted site which is now counted
in days rather than months needed with the traditional methods.
The surfactant present in the product breaks the heavy hydrocarbon chain (C> 12) into individual smaller
particles or monomers (molecular disgregation). The sodium metasilicate (like all the alkaline silicates)
comes in contact with the hydrocarbons to form silicate compounds. Such silicate compounds have the
characteristic of low solubility, not being toxic and easily solvable. Moreover the alkaline silicates create a
gelatinous film that isolates the monomers (molecular disgregation) that have precipitated and as soon as
they have formed avoiding their recombination into the original hydrocarbon's chain. The sodium
carbonate has the function of stabilizing the precipitation process and the entrapment of the monomers.
After the finalisation of the cycle including the atmosphere micro-organisms' action which will bring the
polluted soil within the European norms the residues will be silicates and CO.
Other major advantages of this technology are:
The decontamination can be performed right at the polluted site.
By decontaminating at the polluted site there is no need to transport the treated soil to expensive special
and approved discharge sites.
This technology does not require special equipment allowing the operator to easily reach polluted sites
otherwise difficult to attain with the machinery normally used by traditional technologies.
The Product's action can be summarised as follows:
BREAKING OF THE CHAINS
ENTRAPMENT OF THE POLLUTER
FORMATION OF AN EMULSION
ACTION OF DEGRADATION
Product's Chemical Composition
Sodium Metasilicate (0,16%- 1,1%)
Sodium Carbonate (0,15%- 0.9%)
Surfactant (0,02% - 0,08%)
Water (97,5% - 99,1%)
The product doesn't contain toxic solvents and it is classified as follows:
Rapidly and readily biodegradable (tests made as per OECD 301-B regulations).
It is not an irritant to skin. (test made according to the regulations OECD 404).
Animals do not show toxic side effects when administered a single oral dose (test made according to the
regulations OECD 401).
It is not an irritant for eyes (test made according to the regulations OECD 401).
Silicates and sodium carbonates are allowed even in biologic agriculture according to the Reg. CEE
2091/91 and its successive modifications.
The Quality Test made by Chemical Specialties Manufactures Association assigned a high cleaning index.
The product doesn't contain arsenicals, iodine, formaldehyde, mercury compounds, phenols, abrasives,
free hetero glycolic acids, soaps, free sodium or caustic potasil, oil, distillations of any kind and sodium
The product is not inflammable.
The product is a powerful absorbent and is particularly efficient in the eliminations of smells, though being
Microorganisms BIOSINFO natural, non-pathogenic, are associated with natural mineral materials
compatible with them and variable particle size and adapted - (carbonate of marine origin, volcanic stone,
aluminum silicate). These brackets facilitate nesting and fixing bacterial biofilm, providing a wealth of
trace elements that makes them more active, stronger, more breeding (metabolic activity and enzyme
Micro-organisms associated with these minerals create their own ecosystem stability, support high toxic
concentrations (eg up to 250 mg / l free chlorine), avoid the loss of exo-enzymes for the colonization and
continuous flow processing continuously, creating specific food chains, opening the door to ordinary
bacteria. Depending on their specificity, micro-organisms are fully committed to their work degradation
toxic pollutant effluent. The nesting allows the coexistence of bacterial strains mutually incompatible.
The phenomena of energy conservation between bacterial membrane polarization and wall supports
explain minerals of electronic, ionic or metallic.
TECHNICAL DATA OF MICRO-ORGANISMS (natural - no-GM)
* Micro-organisms in Group 1, requiring no special precautions, banal saprophytic, ie all bacteria, fungi,
viruses, except those designated in the following categories and whose use is study or legally prohibited.
* These micro-organisms have been audited by search and enumeration of common germs and research
and counts of pathogenic bacteria commonly sought in investigations by a laboratory
official - no pathogens, Salmonella Enterobacteriaceae pathogens, anaerobic sulfite- reductive and
* PHYSICAL PROPERTIES: bulk density of between 0.88 and 1
Appearance: white powder or a light gray sand - pH: 7 to 8.4
* COUNTING BACTERIAL MEDIUM: Over 10 (4) cfu / gram.
The extreme porosity, up to 39% of total minerals, offers an S / V available about 400 m / cm3. They
operate like a real "molecular sieve" - the molecules in the medium to be treated, are absorbed and trapped
in the pores, in decreasing order, with water as far ahead:
H2O => NH3 => SO2 => H2S => CO2 => CH4
The bacterial breeding will transform into a single molecule of ions in polluted water.
Eutrophication - DYSTROPHISATION
The effect of flocculation of TSS, promotes action by restoring the purifying and processing phytoplankton
photosynthesis in favor of zooplankton. The decrease of soluble phosphate is primarily involved in this
The strong presence of bacterial colonies in our natural environment, allows degradation "as an" extent of
organic matter (nitrogen). The micro-algae (blue - green) * are rivaled in their development by nutrient
For eutrophication, the treatment is often valid for several years, at an initial shock treatment, then
maintenance doses reduced every year.
The application periods are most favorable from March to June and from September to November.
EFFECT ON ORGANIC VASE
The rapid implementation of our micro-organisms on the funds, will allow a complete mineralization of
mud or oil, with an observable reduction in the early months.
The volume reduction is due to the amount of material removed at the dissolution of some mineral ions by
balancing the water and the release of interstitial water retained by the organic material (a sponge) after
degradation. Is the result of successive phenomena:
- Precipitation in SS on the bottom
- Absorption of organic matter and nutrient minerals in our formulations
3.- THERMAL DESORPTION PROCESS:
Thermal desorption is a technology that utilizes heat to increase the volatility of organic contamination
(hydrocarbon) such that they can be separated from the soil.
Soil is heated in a chamber in which water, organic contaminants and certain metals are vaporized. A gas
or vacuum system transports vaporized water and contaminants to an off-gas (i.e. air emission) treatment
system. The system aims to volatize contaminants, while attempting not to oxidize them.
In order to accommodate all industry needs, Thermo Desorption Process has developed a safe and reliable
mobile thermal desorption system (the Thermo Desorption Process Plant) which involves three difference
Pre-treatment and feeding compartment (storage, crushing, screening, blending, pre drying, power sector
to heat treatment, etc).
Thermal desorption (proper desorption treatment system, distribution systems and /or removal of
pollutants in the gas phase: double desorption, post-combustion chamber, a unit of abatement of gas
pollutants, etc. ).
Cooler plant and heat recovery (compartment that includes facilities for the exchange between the gaseous
products of thermal treatment, energy recovery, storage units, solid waste collection process, the units of
continuous monitoring of gaseous emissions, etc.).
Each of these processes comprises one or more modules that are installed on mobile trailers that operate
independently one from another.
The Thermo Desorption Process plant can, therefore, meet all on-site treatment needs, making it one of the
most flexible solutions capable of being customized for all customer needs. For example, thanks to a heater
exchanger, approximately 80% of heat energy used in the process would be recovered. This allows to break
down energy request; so consumption of natural gas for heat production in thermal desorption is very low,
reducing atmospheric emissions. Thermo Desorption Process's thermal desorption recover the intrinsic
energy kept in the organic pollutant as well. In this way, thanks to overthrow of natural gas consumption,
operating costs are really light.
The pollutants resulted are drawn to an afterburner chamber. What comes out from that are just harmless
substances. Through a system of continuous detection (FID) air emissions are always checked to ensure
compliance with the limits of laws. Anyway, what comes out from the chimney is just water vapor, CO2,
CO and some oxide of substances like sulfur and nitrogen. The on line control allows us to keep checked
the situation and act quickly if necessary.
All of the parts of the plant for thermal desorption are made following the ATEX directives. ATEX is the
conventional name of Directive 94/9/EC of the European Union for the regulation of equipment
intended for use in hazardous areas. The name comes from the words and Atmospheres Exposable.
Methane is a lesser risks fuel than other liquid fuels.
That lessens the dangers for environmental and people.
WHY OUR SOLUTION SHOULD BE CHOSEN:
* Low methane's consumption.
* Same general benefits of the fixed heat treatment (no formation of dioxins and furans, contaminated soil
still retains much of the organic and chemical properties, etc..) and, thanks to the heat recovery, lower
* Recovery for the 100% of decontaminated soil.
* Costs of treatment are lower compared to ex-situ treatments: processes are very easy to put into practice
by eliminating problems such as transportation of material to place of treatment.
* Plant can be moved quickly between different contaminated areas.
* Thanks to our experience the system allows a wide range of solutions to different requirements,
providing the flexibility that other systems often do not have.
* The possibility of having additional modules for water, natural gas and electricity: they can operate in
any situation and with every type of material. The customer only needs to ensure a stable base for the
modules (or cement paving).
4.- OILSEP ECOLOGY:
RECOVERY AND SEPARATE HYDROCARBONS SPILLED INTO WATER.
Oilsep Ecology, is an innovative equipment for the primary separation of two immiscible liquids.
One of its primary uses is the recovery of hydrocarbons accidentally spilled into water.
Oilsep works basically on a physical and natural principle. When hydrocarbons are poured into open or
closed waters (i.e. oil , fuel , diesel oil, mineral oils), since they have a lower density than water, they float.
In the Oilsep equipment, liquids are conveyed through a floating suction pipe, located on the surface, into
controlled acceleration chambers.
Once treated by Oilsep, the hydrocarbons will be recovered at a rate of up to 99.99%. The water
composition is not important: salt or fresh water has no influence on the treatment itself and the equipment
will work in both salt and fresh water. Right after the treatment into the Oil Sep machine the recovered
hydrocarbon can be reused for its original purpose for which it was originally conceived.
Oilsep differs from all other similar systems on the market because it does not use filters, centrifuge
systems, coalescent elements, chemical additives or disc scrapers. Oil Sep has a superior effectiveness, does
not require frequent maintenance, does not have negative environmental effects and is comparatively less
Oilsep finds applications in various fields.
It can be used for treating industrial process waters, where it contributes consistently to reduce, up to 80%,
the consumption of process waters with the consequent reduction of use and disposal costs.
Particularly effective is its use in the field of ecology for the recovery of oily substances and hydrocarbons
accidentally poured into seas, rivers, lakes and in oil plants and platforms, assuring an ecological and clean
treatment (avoiding the use of chemical additives or solvents) combined with a drastic reduction of the
costs for the disposal of pollutants.
Oilsep has the following advantages:
* Ease of transportation.
* Low noise ( maximum noise level of 74 dB).
* Requires little energy (1.5 HP with the standard machine).
* Has a high level of efficiency over time.
* Requires little maintenance and few operators, both in quantity and in specialization, for its standard
* It's minimal configuration can separate around 100,000 liters (26,385 gls) of pollutant in 24 hours with a 5
* The machinery is available in various dimensions and with different configurations, easily able to treat
over 300,000 liters (79,000 gls) per day.
Oilsep is being successfully used by Fiat, Bosch and Durr and is currently working in Oman, Italy and
5.- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We cannot continue waiting for the bureaucratic processes without immediate results. (As our habitat and
economy are destroyed). Consequently, together with a group of Americans and Europeans entrepreneurs
I had taken the decision to accelerate this process and make a free test of effectiveness with our products
and technologies that will clean the contaminated areas. This process is to be made as soon as possible on
behalf of our nation, for the protection and care it deserves. Our group presented a solution to this tragedy
by making available new technologically advanced equipment from Italy that will effectively clean the
sand and sea of the Gulf of Mexico.
No entity in charge or the media has mentioned the truly profound consequences of the tragic BP oil spill
event. The oil spill contamination is not only destroying the Gulf of Mexico's marine life for many decades,
but it will increase the risk of cancer and other serious diseases that could be fatal to the population of the
affected four states of the union due to toxic acid rain. Acid rain will be one of the direct consequences of
this devastating accident due to the evaporation of the polluted waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
6.-EFFECTS OF ACID RAIN IN HUMANS
The Acid Rain looks, feels, and tastes just like clean rain. The harm to people from acid rain is not direct.
However, the pollutants that cause acid rain, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) do damage
human health. These gases interact in the atmosphere to form fine sulfate and nitrate particles that can be
transported by the wind, sometimes traveling hundreds of miles and are inhaled deep into people's lungs.
Fine particles can also penetrate indoors. The result is drying of the skin and bacterial infection. This can be
unsightly and deadly.
How does Acid Rain affect humans? Many scientific studies have identified a relationship between
elevated levels of fine particles and increased illness and premature death from heart and lung disorders,
respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis, dry coughs, headaches, eye, nose, throat irritations
and damage or lungs.
It can cause liver problems and can give you diarrhea. High mercury content can be deadly. The mercury
is held in certain organs and tissues of fish and does not directly affect them, but the mercury can be linked
to cause brain damage in children along with nerve disorders. Aluminum, which can also be present, leads
to kidney problems and to be related to Alzheimer's disease.
The final effect on humans is to our drinking water. As the content of our water becomes more acidic, it
can react with lead and copper water pipes, which eventually contaminate our water. Too much copper in
drinking water also causes kidney damage as well as liver damage. - What are some of the indirect effects
of acid rain? Acid rain adversely affects lakes and streams, forests and other vegetation, When the soil
becomes toxic it is nearly impossible for us to plant our crops. Crops will either die or become toxic. If we
consume these unhealthy crops, we will most likely get sick or even die.