Dynagen has installed a more efficient styrene decanter for the purpose of enhancing the separation of styrene and water condensate from its latex stripper condensers. The new system, because of its improved efficiency, results in reduced emissions from the decanter process.
A decanter is a readily available technology that has typically been used to separate hydrocarbons and water. Dynagen has made some proprietary enhancements to the system design to improve its efficiency.
The new system will eliminate the off-site disposal of a wastewater stream of 300-500 gallons per day that contained styrene at low concentrations. Dynagen recycles about 5,000 pounds of styrene a year using this new system.
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Cost savings are from increased material utilization. The product recovered from this process has a sale value of approximately $1,400 per year.