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Jones Blair Company

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Solvent Distillation

Industry: Paint/Coating

Wastes Reduced: Solvent

Equipment: Distillation

Location: Dallas TX

No. of employees: 250

Contact: Carlos E. Dorris

Phone: (214) 353-1660


At Jones Blair all solvent is reused/recycled either as a raw material, clean up solvent, or fuel for cement kiln. If dirty cleanup solvent can't be used as raw material to reproduce a product, we then recycle by distillation and use the clean solvent as a raw material. Our Luwa distillation unit has a recycle rate of 100 gallons/hour. The solids from the unit become a raw material for various products. The Luwa unit is 20-years old and was paid for in six months from savings. These savings are even better today. An automated tank wash system was also installed that reduced solvent us, man hours in labor and worker exposure. To control solvent vapor losses we are using conservation vents on all solvent and resin storage tanks. We also have installed condensers on resin thindown-tanks and Resin Plant decanter tanks.

Environmental Benefits:

All waste (flammable liquid) is completely reused or recycled. No discharge to the environment.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Cost Savings include: solvent savings of $30,000/yr., reduced disposal costs of $80,000/yr. and $15,000/yr from the automated tank wash system.

Source: TCEQ

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