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Re: Methane Chloride Recovery from Used Paint



Sounds like someone messed up on methylene
chloride, a very common paint stripping solvent.
It can be recovered by distillation and there are
commercial units on the market that will do so,
some as small as 5 gallons.  However, the residue
or sludge in the still bottom is still considered
a listed RCRA hazardous waste.   But the recovered
solvent may be reusable.  Some states frown on the
use of the stills but others have allowed them, at
least in the past.

The above message does not constitute legal advice
and does not establish an attorney-client
relationship.

Ralph E. Cooper, Ph.D., J.D.
14139 Woodstream
San Antonio, TX 78231
210-479-5490
-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel N. Webster <dnwebste@mines.edu>
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
<p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2000 12:43 AM
Subject: Methane Chloride Recovery from Used Paint


>Does anyone know of recovery methods for a paint
stripper called methane
>chloride from paint chips etc.  This paint
stripper is common at car and
>plane body shops.  I am trying to see if we can
prevent it from being
>sent to a Haz waste site.
>
>Thanks in advance
>Dan Webster
>Colorado School of Mines
>
>