DART - East Dallas
In the paint and body shop of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), solvent is used in large quantities for cleaning paint guns. A solvent recycling machine was needed to handle and reuse the spent materials.
The "Sidewinder", an evaporative solvent recycling machine, was purchased to recycle the spent solvent to a state of safe reuse. This reduces the amount of fresh solvent needed to be purchased as well as the amount of spent solvent to be disposed of.
This technology is a significant factor in the reduction of the solvent waste stream, a hazardous threat to water in the environment.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Since implementation of the project, DART saves money on the purchase of fresh solvent as well as disposal fees. Since they purchase less than 50 gallons of solvent per month, they are able to remain a small quantity generator and avoid additional regulation associated with large quantity generator designation.