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Georgia-Gulf Corporation

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Methanol Stripper

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Methanol

Location: Plaquemine LA

No. of employees: between 100 and 500 employees

Contact: David Goldsmith, Senior Environmental Engineer

Phone: (504)389-2677



Description:

The purge stream from the methanol stripper is routed to the biological wastewater treatment system. Previously the purge stream was taken at an elevation mid-way up the side of the stripper. By relocating the purge line to the bottom of the stripper, less methanol was sent to wastewater treatment.

Environmental Benefits:

This project reduced 9,300 gallons of methanol previously sent to treatment.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The project cost $1,700, which translated into a $4,500/yr benefit.

Source: LDEQ



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