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Buckley Oil Company

Year Submitted: 2008

Process: Chemical Storage and Delivery

Industry: Chemical Distribution

Wastes Reduced: Solvent & used oil absorbent

Location: Dallas TX

No. of employees: 25

Contact: Linda Henry

Phone: N/A



Description:

Reduced waste from product transfer operations

P2 Application:

In general, Bucklyey's largest waste stream is Spent Sorbent, which could be granular (kitty litter), sorbent pads, or various micron filter bags. We had a 50% reduction of this waste stream from 2005 to 2006. In 2005 we disposed of 4550 lbs. vs. 9100 lbs. in 2005. This reduction is due in part to a new product used at Buckley which breaks down oils into carbon dioxide and water. The product has greatly reduced the need for use of sorbent materials.
Buckley also reduces waste by carrying like products in the same tank compartments in transport trucks, which reduces, or eliminates the need to flush compartments and lines. Reducing compartment flushing frequency from daily to weekly reduces the usage of mineral spirits nearly 80%.

Details of Reductions

  • 4,500.0 - Pounds/year of   oil absorbents
    Comments: Note: 50% reduction in waste oil absorbents
  • 2,964.0 - Gallons/year of   Mineral Spirits
    Comments: 3744 gal of mineral spirits are needed to flush one compartment of one truck daily for a year, while only 780 gal are needed for weekly flushing.
Source: TCEQ



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