Union Carbide - Seadrift Plant
Union Carbide's High Pressure Polyethylene Unit No. 2 was upgraded with a Vinyl Acetate Recovery Column. The upgrade source reduced waste by providing a closed loop system to retain vinyl acetate and other light organics.
The project reduced the plant's largest waste stream, characteristic for ignitability (D001), by over 50% - or approximately 2.5 million pounds per year. It also reduced TRI emissions of vinyl acetate and other light organics by over 45% - or 21,000 pounds per year since 1987.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
The Vinyl Acetate Recovery Column had a payback of 8 months.