on-site solvent recycling Articles

  • Solvents Recycling: GP Crash Repairs

     Background GP Crash Repairs (GP) at Albion is one company that ten years ago saw the light and implemented some simple measures to reduce operating costs and improve their environmental performance. GP is a typical spray painting and panel beating workshop with 12 employees. As in all such workshops, solvents and their disposal represent a significant cost. Ten years ago the company ...


  • Landfill remediation with refrigerants and chlorinated solvents

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION Between 1979 and 1980, industrial and hazardous wastes were disposed of at the Site in a series of unlined pits, each of which was used for a particular type of waste disposal. It is reported based on evaluations of manifests that approximately 3.4 million gallons of hazardous liquid wastes and between 3,700 and 4,100 tons of solid wastes were disposed of in the pits ...

  • Recovery and Distillation of Used Wash Solvent: Wattyl Australia

    It took Wattyl Australia just one year to recoup a $100,000 investment in a distillation unit that recovers solvent used in cleaning tanks and equipment in plants manufacturing solvent-based paints. It is now enjoying the ongoing savings as an addition to its bottom line. Instead of paying someone to dispose of the valuable solvents, the company is recovering 90% of the solvent and using it to ...


  • On-site water treatment service cuts costs

    After more than two decades in the global oilpatch, Stuart Snydmiller thinks the future for his startup firm is in water, not petroleum. Or at least waste water.Tangent Environmental Technologies, owned with brother Jason and others, has taken existing technologies and put them together into a package that offers huge savings for drilling firms and any industrial operation that needs to process, ...


  • Case study - Waste site cleaned with one-pass trenching technology

    Waste site cleaned with one-pass trenching technology. An abandoned sand and gravel quarry, with a dubious second use as an industrial waste disposal dumping ground, has been cleaned up with the aid of a technology known as the one-pass trenching method. The site had accepted distillation wastes from a local solvent recycler. Due to odours, the dumping prompted citizen complaints that eventually ...

  • EPA Technology News & Trends - Tacoma “Well 12A” Superfund Site

    The U.S. EPA Region 10 office uses an adaptive site management approach that relies on high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) techniques for strategic sampling at the Well 12A project area. This approximate one-square-mile project area is one of three at the 2.5-square-mile Commencement Bay-South Tacoma Channel Superfund site in Tacoma, Washington. The vicinity of Well 12A, one of 13 wells ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Energy from waste: the recycling of limed fleshings

    Leather products have been around a long while - there are those who claim that it is the second oldest business in the world. Going back a few millennia, when our earliest ancestors decided that sitting on hard rock was not a soft option, they turned to other materials in order to create more comfortable seating, as well as warmer bedding and improved clothing. Animal skins became the fabric ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Case study - Crude oil in water

    Produced Water Treatment Site: A pilot study was performed to test water samples contaminated with produced water from several oil well production sites in Wyoming for a company that provides mobile water treatment systems that enable oil and gas companies to recycle and reuse flow back water more efficiently. The samples were tested for their gasoline range and extended diesel/oil range ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Air Pollution Control in the Printing and Web Coating Industries

    For many U.S. companies in the printing and web coating business, the use of an Air Pollution Control System (APCS) to control harmful air pollutants is not new.  In these industries, depending upon their location, companies have been installing APCS since the early 1970's.  However, for some companies the clock is still ticking regarding their compliance with local, state and federal ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Andover, Vapor Extraction and Refrigerated Condensation Case study

    Vapor Extraction and Refrigerated Condensation was used as a primary source removal technology to remediate high concentrations of recalcitrant chlorinated solvent compounds at the WDE Site in Minnesota. The use of Refrigerated Condensation has achieved high mass removal rates and will reduce the lifecycle costs and time of remediation. History 6,600 drums of hazardous ...

  • Other Treatment Technologies

    Reuse/Recycle: Recovery and reuse technologies for energetic materials, including both explosives and propellants, should be considered at explosives waste sites for several reasons. First, new recovery methods and potential uses for reclaimed explosive materials are rapidly developing. Second, recovery/reuse options reduce overall remediation costs by eliminating destruction costs and allowing ...

  • Recovering Valuable Chemicals from Air Emissions

    Air emissions in many cases are a waste of valuable natural resources that should have become useful chemicals. In some cases the economic payback from recycling/reuse of air emissions can be almost as much a motivation to control air pollution as government regulations. Examples of recycling and reuse of air emissions are sulfur oxides emissions that can be made into sulfuric acid, cement ...


  • Mono muncher improves process efficiency

    A major cement company in the UK, Rugby Cement produces in the region of 2.6m tonnes of cement per year (0.5mtonnes using the wet kiln process) which is used primarily by the construction industry. To minimise fuel expenditure, Rugby Cement uses recycled solvent waste, commonly referred to as secondary liquidfuel, a by-product from the paint and printing industries. The fuel is delivered by road ...

  • Waste Incineration Upgrades at the Eastman Chemical Company

    INTRODUCTION Eastman Chemical Company, headquartered n Kingsport, TN, is an international supplier of organc chemicals, fibers anci plastics with annual sales of approximately $46 biNion and approximately 5300 customers worldwide. Tennessee Eastman Division, also located in Kingsport, is the company’s largest manufacturing fadllity The nine hundred acre site contains manutacturing facilities as ...


  • Soil Flushing

    Introduction In situ soil flushing is the extraction of contaminants from the soil with water or other suitable aqueous solutions. Soil flushing is accomplished by passing the extraction fluid through in-place soils using an injection or infiltration process. Extraction fluids must be recovered from the underlying aquifer and, when possible, they are recycled. Cosolvent Enhancement Cosolvent ...

  • Portable belt skimmer cleans up contaminated groundwater

    Chemviron Midwest, Inc. an industrial consulting and remediation firm in Wooster, Ohio frequently needs to recover hydrocarbons from groundwater. Typical situations include remedial studies, soil contamination, groundwater studies, environmental compliance, permitting applications and environmental site assessments during property transfers. Because of the variety of situations encountered, the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • EPA Issues Proposed Revisions to Definition of Solid Waste

    The definition of “solid waste” under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is unquestionably one of the most difficult environmental concepts to get one's head around. Even after 27 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still tinkering with revisions to the definition to better define the types of recycling activities that fall within the scope of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Volvo Trucks North America achieves goals for major reductions of air emissions and water use

    Volvo Trucks - North America maintains a strong commitment to its core value of environmental care, as well as responsible corporate citizenship by limiting its environmental impact on the community surrounding its Dublin, Virginia facility. In 2003 and 2004, Volvo continued that tradition of corporate responsibility by launching several ambitious initiatives that significantly reduced air and ...


    By IHS

  • Munchers’ vital role in alternative fuel production

    SRM is one of Europe’s largest companies in the field of organic waste disposal, processing around 300,000tonnes a year. Solving waste problems through recycling or energy recovery is its speciality, and the ISO14001 registered company operates a total of seven sites in the UK. SRM was acquired by the worldwide building materials group Heidelberg Cement in 1999 because of the considerable ...

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