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Year Submitted: 2010

Process: Metal Recovery from Grinder Media

Industry: Oi & Gas Field Equipment

Wastes Reduced: Nickel powder

Location: Dallas/Fort Worth TX

No. of employees: N/A

Contact: Erica Anderson

Phone: 817-297-2211


The company reduced the amount of grinder media being sent to the landfill for disposal as a Class 1 waste by approximately 40 tons a year.  About 25 tons of that materials is nickel.

P2 Application:

The company analyzed the grinder media, noted the amount of nickel present, and found a company that could extract and recycle the nickel.

  • Total Cost Savings: $68,700.00
  • Comments: The company is now saving approximately $1,200 per year in disposal costs. The recycler pays the company 15% of the London Market Value of nickel at the time it is recovered which equals approximately $67,500 per year. The total economic benefit is approximately $68,700 per year.

Details of Reductions

  • 25.0 - ton of   Nickel powder

Additional Information :

This Texas company manufactures pumps, pump parts, and accessories used in the oilfields..

Source: TCEQ

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