Solvent Recycling News

  • Solvent extraction technology benefits sponsors

    Details of the benefits accruing to solvent extraction (SX) operators sponsoring a new three-year, US$4 million, jointly-funded project designed to reduce the significant losses they suffer as a result of reagent loss, are provided in the June edition of CSIRO’s Process magazine. By employing sophisticated computational modelling and incorporating new in situ measurements on ...

  • EPA finalizes Buick City cleanup plan

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 today announced its final decision on an estimated US$5 million to US$7 million cleanup plan to address historical contamination on the Southend portion of the former General Motors Buick City property in Flint, Mich. A public meeting on the final plan and next steps will be scheduled soon. The Southend portion of the 452-acre property includes the ...

  • Informex Sustainability Winners Offered Viable Chemical Projects

    2/19/2010 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 in their success, according to ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Scrubber/adsorber market back to $6 billion this year

    The world market for scrubbers, biofilters, absorbers and adsorbers reached $6 billion in 2008 but dropped in 2009. However, thanks to a strong resurgence in Asia, it will top $6 billion again this year. This is the latest forecast in Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter World Markets an online continually updated report by the McIlvaine Company w.mcilvainecompany.com. Absorbers ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA releases updated risk analysis for solvent-contaminated industrial wipes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a revised risk analysis developed for the 2003 proposed Solvent-Contaminated Industrial Wipes Rule.  The agency has revised the risk analysis in response to comments received when the rule was proposed.  The rule is meant to improve the clarity and consistency of the regulations for wipes and reduce the cost of ...

  • CL-Solutions offers rapid aerobic bioremediation for chlorinated solvents

    Commonly used in the dry cleaning, metals manufacturing, printing, and electronics manufacturing industries, CL-Out™ from CL-Solutions has been shown to deliver active, rapid aerobic bioremediation of environmental contamination caused by a wide range of chlorinated solvents. The product contains highly-concentrated solutions of live patented strains of lyophilized (freeze-dried) microscopic ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Tumble motion shaker

    Whenever waste is handled or disposed, it is vital to evaluate any potential hazard both to humans and the environment. The main problem is the release of soluble components upon contact with water. Thus the analysis of representative waste samples is necessary and even defined by European Standards for waste acceptance criteria.In order to replicate conditions of the analysis for leachate water, ...


    By Gerhardt UK Ltd

  • Fulbright scholar tackling climate change

    Dr Colin Scholes, a Research Fellow in the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) at the University of Melbourne, is one of two joint winners of the inaugural Fulbright Victoria Scholarship and one of 22 talented Australians to be recognised as a Fulbright Scholar in 2009. Colin will spend four months in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of ...

  • Definition of solid waste revised to encourage recycling

    A final rule under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act streamlines regulation of hazardous secondary materials when they are recycled by reclamation. EPA's regulation maintains strong protection of human health and the environment by limiting the streamlined requirements to specific, legitimate recycling activities. 'Removing barriers to legitimate recycling is good for business and the ...

  • EPA orders seven Southern California businesses to clean up San Fernando Valley Superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering seven businesses to pay approximately US$500,000 towards clean up at one of the San Fernando Valley Superfund sites, located outside Los Angeles, Calif., or come up with an equally effective system to keep contaminated groundwater from affecting local drinking water wells. The EPA has been active in groundwater cleanup efforts in the San ...

  • Irish EPA publishes National Hazardous Waste Management Plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week published a National Hazardous Waste Management Plan for the period 2008-2012 for the prevention, reduction and management of hazardous waste in Ireland. In 2006 there were 284,000 tonnes of hazardous waste generated, and half of this waste was exported for treatment abroad. The largest quantity of hazardous waste is generated by Irish industry ...

  • Drupa 2008 Review

    During Drupa 2008 Pure air solutions showed the European Flexo industry a new approach to deal with solvent emission directive (SED). The initial conclusion which Marc Hogeveen, sales manager at Pure air solutions could give after two weeks of Drupa was exceptionally encouraging. He is looking at a huge interest from the flexo and gravure market for their cost effective solution to reduce ...


    By Pure air solutions bv

  • Los Alamos lab wins pollution prevention awards

    Two Awards For “Best-in-Class” programs that protect environment and save money Los Alamos National Laboratory is a 2008 winner of two Best-in-Class Pollution Prevention awards and six Environmental Stewardship awards from the National Nuclear Security Administration. The competition for these awards included more entries this year than ever before from across the NNSA complex, and Los Alamos has ...

  • Upstate New York fire academy costly to clean

    Some of the country's largest corporations are required to reimburse the state of New York a total of nearly $1.6 million for cleanup costs at the Rochester Fire Academy, a hazardous waste site in Monroe County once used to train firefighters. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced a settlement with eight entities, including Bausch & Lomb, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, and Xerox, which ...

  • New route to reclaiming plastics from ASR

    Researchers have found a new way of separating the different types of shredded plastic parts from end-of-life-vehicles (ELVs). In co-operation with Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota and German waste technology specialist Sicon, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany, has developed the so-called CreaSolv process. When compressed into granulate, ...

  • Veolia Environmental Services Acquires Marisol, Inc.

    Deal Enhances Recycling and Reclamation Services for Veolia Customers in the Northeast Corridor Lombard, IL – Veolia ES Technical Solutions today announced it has acquired Marisol, Inc., a hazardous and industrial waste processing facility located in Middlesex, NJ. The acquisition provides Veolia Environmental Services customers with a broader range of services and transportation capabilities, ...

  • Company Fined for Tainted Fuel

    (Washington, D.C.) Kinder Morgan Transmix Co. has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $600,000 to resolve numerous violations of federal air and hazardous waste regulations, including mixing hazardous waste with gasoline. 'Illegally adding hazardous waste to gasoline can injure people's health and foul our environment,' said Granta Nakayama, assistant administrator for EPA's ...

  • Solvent Recovery - Small automatic Recycling unit COMPACT for 50-200 litres per day

    OFRU Recycling from Babenhausen/Germany introduces a small low-priced solvent recovery system to the market. The COMPACT recycling unit for flammable solvents can recover 50-200 l/day of solvent and can be connected to both dirty and clean solvent drums. This closed circulation system removes the need to handle the solvent streams. The solvent feed to the machine is continuous and automatic. ...

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