Solvent recycling is sent to our manufacturing facility in the form of a substitute for a commercial product. All solvents from pilot plant operations, scale-up and glass washing operations in labs are segregated and collected to be returned to the refinery and reprocessed. Lab-to-lab audits were performed to ensure acceptable materials were segregated for this process.
Training and lab-to-lab audits of the 450 labs with additional communications of electronic mail and newsletters to provide the best segregation of materials for this reuse.
Eliminates waste disposal of 800 tons of material. Provides profit to the manufacturing facility, and the purity level of material cleans the manufacturing lines and tanks.
Details of Reductions
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Cost avoidances are approximately $750,000. No additional capital was needed.
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