Sludge Breaker

Sludge Breaker has been specifically formulated as a treatment before combustion in order to meet the requirement for a highly active liquid compound which rapidly dissolves and fluidizes sludge, wax, gum and tar formations while effectively separating water from residual fuel oils. Unstable residues in crude oil and fuel oils sediments at the bottom of  the storage resulting in various wax and gum formations. Also there are some residues which polymerize, trap water and form stable emulsions. These residues and emulsions reduce effective tank capacity. Sludge Breaker attacks these various residues and emulsions, liquefies them, and disperses them throughout the storage tank. When the emulsion is broken up, the entrained water separates to the bottom of the tank for easy removal. At the same time the Sludge Breaker reduces the surface and interfacial tension of the crude or fuel oil thus stabilising it in storage and preventing reformation of the sludge.

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Functions of Silver in ALSTASAN SILVOX

Oligo-Dynamic Function 
Silver shows oligo-dynamic effect or toxicity on bacterial cells even in relatively low concentrations. Silver ions denature enzymes of the target cell or organism by binding to reactive groups, resulting in their precipitation and inactivation. Silver inactivates enzymes by reacting with the thiol groups to form silver sulphides.

Stabilizer function
Hydrogen Peroxide is not stable which means that it decomposes to oxygen and water. To solve this problem silver is added to hydrogen peroxide as
stabilizer. This stabilizer prevents the slow decomposition of the hydrogen peroxide. The Ag2+ ions keep O2- ions.

Activator Function
The silver performs as an activator. The singularity of this silver activator is that it only activates the peroxide when it is exposed to biofoulants. In contact with microbes the silver loses its stabilizing function and activates to release nascent oxygen to oxidize the exposed microbes. When all bacteria have been oxidized by the generated active oxygen compounds, the silver acts as stabilizer for the remaining and non-reacted oxygen.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Effective in crude oil / fuel oil storage tanks and various refinery processes.
  • Sludge Breaker keeps storage tanks free from sludge and stable emulsions thus maintaining effective tank capacity.
  • Sludge Breaker saves oil that would normally be discarded as sludge.
  • Sludge Breaker eliminates plugging of suction lines and filters.
  • It breaks water-in-oil emulsions by lowering the surface tension between the two phases.
  • Neutralizes fuel acids.
  • Reduces corrosion in fuel tanks and lines.

Physiochemical Data

Properties Typical Value
Form Clear liquid
Appearance Colourless
Odour Odourless
pH (Neat) 1.5 – 1.2
Specific Gravity 1.15 – 1.20
Solubility Completely soluble with water
Assay as Hydrogen Peroxide IP Grade 50.0% min.
Assay as Nano Silver 500ppm ± 50.0

Application Areas

  • Open Field Cultivation
  • Protective cultivation
  • Animal husbandry
  • Aquaculture
  • Floriculture
  • Beverages
  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and other institutions
  • Processing Industries (Non-food)
  • Water Treatment

Comparative Study

Particulars Formalin ALSTASAN SILVOX
Composition 40% formaldehyde solution Hydrogen peroxide with silver nanoparticles
Attributes Bactericide, fungicide, virucide Bactericide, fungicide, virucide,
miticide, parasiticide
Inactive on Amoebae, protozoa, biofilms None
Odour Pungent None
Toxicity 800 – 1700mg/kg body weight
WHO Class II (Moderately hazardous)
5000mg/kg body weight
WHO Class III (Slightly hazardous)
Flushing with water Yes.
Around 100L/ sq.m for draining traces
Minimal to none
Time between fumigation and plantation 3 weeks minimum with plastic cover 4 – 6 hours


ALSTASAN SILVOX is used in various applications for disinfection of air, water, soil and surface. Please refer your CSL representative to ask for application specific MOU (Method of Use) card.

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Handling Measures
and Precautions

Proper human safety products such as splash goggles, lab coat, vapour respirator, NIOSH approved gloves and boots should be worn while handling and applying chemicals. Splashes on the skin should be washed off with water immediately. In case of splashing into the eyes, flush them with fresh water and obtain medical attention. Should not be injected.


ALSTASAN SILVOX is an oxidizing product and should be stored in original vented containers, away from heat, direct sunlight and combustibles. Store in a cool and dry place. Please refer label and SDS for details.