waste solvents 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 ...


  • Elimination of Solvents and Thinners: Furniture Technik

     Furniture Technik has installed new technology in its South Australian factory, which has eliminated the use of solvents and thinners in applying stains and lacquers to wood panels used in furniture production. The benefits of the new technology include reduced use of lacquers, stains and solvents and reduced dissipation of solvents and thinners into the environment. The resultant savings ...


  • 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 ...

  • Solvent Recovery Unit: Bailey Motors and Panel Works

     Bailey Motors and Panel Works Pty Ltd has installed a small solvent recovery unit to reclaim solvent from waste paint and equipment cleaning operations. The reclaimed solvent is used for equipment cleaning and has resulted in savings from both reduced raw solvent purchases and reduced waste disposal costs. Background Bailey Motors and Panel Works Pty Ltd operates a ...


  • Solvent Recycler Bellmont Cabinet Company - Case Study

    Challenge Bellmont was looking for methods to keep dangerous waste shipments costs lower. Solutions Due to volumes of paint and related solvent blends used per month, Bellmont decided to purchase the SR120 model. Benefits Able to save over $ 10 000 annually in waste disposal costs ...

  • 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 ...


  • Solvent Recovery Unit: Bailey Motors and Panel Works

    Background Bailey Motors and Panel Works Pty Ltd operates a panel repair workshop in Melbourne's inner city suburbs. Activities include panel repair, paint stripping, and respraying of repairs. The Process The existing process generated significant quantities of solvent and paint waste from spraying operations. The paint colour 'Recipe Book' used by Bailey ...


  • In Situ Remediation Technology Status Report: Co-Solvents

    ABSTRACT The purpose of this document is to describe recent field demonstrations, commercial applications, and research on technologies that either treat soil and ground water in place or increase the solubility and mobility of contaminants to improve their removal by pump-and-treat remediation. It is hoped that this information will allow more regular consideration of new, less costly, and more ...

  • 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 ...


  • Principles and practices of enhanced anaerobic bioremediation of chlorinated solvents

    PROBLEM STATEMENTThe Department of Defense (DoD) has identified hundreds of sites where groundwater is contaminated with chlorinated solvents; these represent one of the DoD’s largest remediation liabilities. In addition to their use in many industrial processes, chlorinated solvents have historically been used for cleaning and degreasing such diverse products as aircraft engines, automobile ...


    By RNAS Remediation Products

  • Solvent Recovery in Flexographic Printing: Fildes Pty Ltd

     Background Fildes Pty Ltd is a long established, family owned company, located in Sandringham, Victoria. Fildes manufacture quality labels, bags and retail packaging. The company currently supplies 90 per cent of the Australian pharmacy market, as well as packaging for a wide range of high profile retailers. The Process As part of the ...


  • Solvent-free Dampner Cleaning: The Printing Office

    Background The Printing Office (TPO) is a medium sized print shop employing 15 staff. It specialises in the production of high quality, short run jobs. In the printing industry, the use of solvents has always been a problem. Whether it is from the point of view of workplace health and safety or from environmental concern, any reduction in the use of solvents is a welcome change. ...


  • gPRO HP - Chlorinated Solvents - Franklin, Indiana

    SITE BACKGROUND IWM is the consultant Former electronics manufacturing facility with release ...

  • Multi-objective integrated solvent selection and solvent recycling under uncertainty using a new genetic algorithm

    The optimal design of waste treatment processes always involves several objectives to be considered like cost and Environmental Impact (EI). Hence a multi-objective optimisation framework is required whose solution is not a single value but a Pareto set, which includes the alternatives representing potential compromise solutions among the objectives. Further, uncertainties are inherent in EI ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sub-critical water as a green solvent for production of valuable materials from agricultural waste biomass: A review of recent work

    Agricultural waste biomass generated from agricultural production and food processing industry are abundant, such as durian  peel, mango peel, corn straw, rice bran, corn shell, potato peel and many more. Due to low commercial value, these wastes are disposed in landfill, which if not managed properly may cause environmental problems. Currently, environmental laws and regulations pertaining ...


    By GJESM Journal

  • Rapid Field-Screening of Waste Oil/Solvent Drums with Horizontal ATR / Fast-Screening IR Spectroscopy

    While the growth of technology and industry has given us a high standard of living, it has also given us a greater amount of waste products to deal with. A significant portion of the waste is either buried underground or stored in abandoned warehouses. Some of this waste material may be harmless and innocuous, and some may be quite hazardous; but all of it must be tested by some procedure to ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Solvent Recycler for The Canyon Creek Cabinet Company - Case Study

    Challenge How to eliminate hazardous waste while ensuring compliance with existing hazardous waste disposal legislation Solutions Due to volumes of Acetone used per month, Canyon Creek decided to purchase the SR180 model. Benefits Able to save over $ 36 000 annually in waste ...

  • High Levels of Chlorinated Solvents Reduced to Non-Detect; Site Receives Closure

    CASE SUMMARY Manufacturing Facility, Europe The subject site has been used for the manufacture of industrial switchgear assemblies and warehousing since the 1970s. A subsurface investigation revealed a highly localized plume near WS10 with significant groundwater concentrations of trichloroethene (TCE) at 260 parts per million (ppm) along with its breakdown product ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Engineered approaches to in situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents: Fundamentals and field applications

    Halogenated volatile organic compounds, including chlorinated solvents, are the most frequently- occurring type of soil and groundwater contaminant at Superfund and other hazardous waste sites in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that, over the next several decades, site owners will spend billions of dollars to clean up these sites. New technologies that ...


    By RNAS Remediation Products

  • Long-Term Sustainability of Reductive Dechlorination Reactions at Chlorinated Solvents Sites

    The sustainability of biodegradation reactions is of interest at Type 1 chlorinated solvent sites where monitored natural attenuation is being considered as a remedial alternative. Type 1 chlorinated solvent sites are sites where anthropogenic electron donors (such as landfill leachate or fermentable organics in the waste materials) exist with dissolved chlorinated solvents, resulting in ...


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