Edson International's BioFresh and Oil Eradicator use naturally occurring microbes to decompose hydrocarbons in petrochemicals and organic waste, eliminating oil residue and odors in bilge water and holding tanks.
The resulting byproducts are harmless fatty acids that have no adverse effect on the marine ecosystem. Retail prices for individual products in the line range from $12 to $65. Edson International, New Bedford, Mass., (508) 995-9711. www.edsonmarine.com
This article originally appeared in the June 2011 issue.