solvent recycling equipment 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Aluminum Recycling

    The Customer The Company is one of the largest producers of aluminum. They conduct business worldwide and serve the aerospace, automotive, building, construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, oil & gas, packaging and industrial products & services markets. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. ...

  • Reduction of Solvent Use in Cleaning of Printing Screens: Cutler Brands

     The installation of new cleaning equipment at Cutler Brands printing works in Adelaide, South Australia, has resulted in a 40 percent reduction in cleaning solvent used and an annual saving of almost $165,000. Not only was the investment of $45,000 recouped in 4 months through savings and increased productivity, but exposure of employees to hazardous fumes and chemicals substantially ...


  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • International Copper Recycling and Processing Technology

    As the sense of environmental protection becomes popular, the copper scrap recycling industry turns into a hot spot. As for how to recycle and process copper scrap, there are mainly four methods. The following parts of the text will introduce these means in details. 1.Cryogenic ...

  • Industrial container recycling simplified by oil skimmer

    Barrel Reconditioning Industries (BRI) of Cottage Grove, MN builds recycling systems for both metal and plastic containers, including lubricating fluid drums and barrels. A typical BRI system consists of several integrated machines or stations, including a solvent preflush and a high pressure water wash. The water wash presents two distinct problems. First, oil and grease contaminated wash water ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress

    China EPS foam recycling situation and technology progress In recent years, EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam recycling are attention by relevant departments, regulatory guidance and policy support were introduced. From the whole, made our EPS foam recycling was no small accomplishment. Following several EPS foam recycling technology to achieve the degree of ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • 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

  • Chemical Use Reduction, Recycling for Packaging, Waste Reduction and Energy Use Reduction: Robert Bosch Australia

     Background Robert Bosch Australia was established in 1954 in Clayton, Victoria. The main manufacturing plant remains there to this day. The company has some 1,150 employees in Australia. Robert Bosch manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products from electronic consumer goods, to industrial hydraulics, to hot water systems. The focus of activity in Australia is ...


  • Coil Coating Case History

    The Customer The Company manufactures metal roofing and gutter systems for the commercial and residential housing industry. The Process Bare coils of recycled steel and aluminum are uncoiled from a roll. The metal is chemically cleaned, treated and rinsed to prepare the surface for optimum coating adhesion and corrosion protection. The coil then enters a ...

  • Testing Tar & Asphalt for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

    New regulations by the European Union require laboratory testing for polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) when recycling or disposing old tar or asphalt from road planings. Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D and TD-500D analyzers have similar sensitivity to these types of compounds. The equipment is easy to operate and samples can be tested in the field in less than ...

  • 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 - 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

  • Case Study: Contract Title - PCI

    Contract Location: East Chicago, IN Contract Start Date: 2/16/2004 Contract Finish Date: 10/14/2004 Quantity Treated (m3): Hazardous Materials, Industrial Wastes Treatment Method: Thermal Desorption Rate of Treatment (m3/hr): 1.5 to 2.5 tons per hour Working Hours per Day: 24 Working Days per Week: 6 Project Description: RLC Technologies ...


    By RLC Technologies, Inc.

  • The ecological impact of membrane-based extraction of phenolic compounds – a life cycle assessment study

    Many phenolic compounds show high boiling points, low molecular weights, moderate polarities or high toxicities. Therefore, conventional wastewater treatment is limited or expensive. Recycling of the separated compounds is often not possible. But, if liquid-liquid reactive extraction is linked to a non-porous membrane, some or all of the above mentioned limitations may be overcome. The key ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil skimmer prevents groundwater pollution

    Idaho Recycling/Consulting and Associates (IRC) of Glenn's Ferry, ID helps small generators of industrial wastewater prevent groundwater pollution and comply with environmental regulations by recycling contaminated water, a method that is less expensive than disposing of fugitive oil, solvents, gasoline and other hydrocarbons. A typical IRC recycling system for such small generators as truck ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Field method developed testing asphalt for PAHs and Benzo[a]Pyrene

    New regulations by the European Union require laboratory testing for polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) when recycling or disposing old tar or asphalt from road planings.  Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D and TD-500D analyzers have similar sensitivity to these types of compounds. The equipment is easy ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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