solvent recycling unit 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 ...

  • Reduction in Solvents for Cleaning: Amcor Packaging (Australia)

    Background Amcor Cartons, a manufacturer of folding cartons and paperboard packaging is a 13 million dollar operation employing 60 staff. In keeping with Amcor Cartons’s commitment to respond to customer needs through the application of the highest technology, advantage was taken of the latest available technology when deciding to upgrade their printing press. After installing a new ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Why Rare Earth Recycling is Rare (and What can We Do About it)

    Earbuds, touch screens, CFLs with a warm glow, rechargeable batteries and power windows: Most of us take these things for granted. When we do, we also take for granted a group of elements called rare earth metals, whose special electronic and magnetic properties make them a key component of many 21st century technologies. These 17 elements are actually plentiful enough — you probably have ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Centralised treatment of oil sludge and other industrial waste - case study

    Centralised treatment of various sources of industrial waste has been established in many European countries over the last decade. Many facilities are still equipped with non state of the art technology and therefore cannot fulfil the broad field of applications with regard to industrial waste remediation, econ's international client decided to be one step ahead and erected a new econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • 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 ...


  • Centralised treatment of oil sludge and other industrial waste

    Centralised treatment of various sources of industrial waste has been established in many European countries over the last decade. Many facilities are still equipped with non state of the art technology and therefore cannot fulfil the broad field of applications with regard to industrial waste remediation. econ's international client decided to be one step ahead and erected a new econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Asian Paints minimizes environmental impact and maximizes new operational efficiencies

    Asian Paints Ltd. operates in 22 countries around the world. It maintains 27 paint manufacturing facilities and serves consumers in 65 countries. As a truly global enterprise, Asian Paints is aware of the impact its operations have on the environment and is strongly committed to following the latest best practices for “green productivity.” Specifically, the company is working to ...


    By IHS

  • Chemplast, mettur india, selects HERO + ZLD

    The Facility Chemplast Sanmar Limited is the flagship company of the Sanmar Group, a leading industrial house in South India. They manufacture Chlorochemicals, PVC Resins, Caustic Soda / Chlorine, Chlorinated Solvents and Silicon Wafers. The Chemplast Mettur plant uses the Cauvery River as their main fresh water source. A strong industrial growth in recent years has resulted in ...

  • Informex sustainability winners offered Viable Chemical Projects

    Informex announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners Informex Show Management announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners at an award ceremony designed to honor companies that demonstrated their commitment to improving sustainability. The five companies honored were DSM, IoLiTec, Lonza, Segetis, and The Wercs. One of the most important factors ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Oil and metal recovery from mill scale and grinding swarf for the metal industry - case study

    A combination of rising prices for resources and the improvement in technology make treatment of mill scale and grinding swarf an extremely environmentally friendly and economical solution. The first VacuDry® plant for the recovery of oil solvents and metals from sludges began operating in autumn 2012. Our client is a medium-sized company operating in the field of waste recycling and ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...


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