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RE: Air Products Waste Streams
Would anyone be able to provide some pollution prevention / in-process
recycling techniques for Jennifer? I am hoping the NE Regional personnel
can incorporate some positive P2 approaches to the business.
Unfortunately, I can't provide any specifics about the industrial processes
using the chemicals discussed below in Jennifer's message.
If you need more specifics, please contact Jennifer through
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or me at
Thank you in advance for any and all help you all can provide.
Jo Anne Gordon PA DEP - OPPCA 15th Floor RCSOB
717-787-0121 fax 717-783-2703 Email
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NEOPPCA, Intern Sent:
> Tuesday, June 27, 2000 3:43 PM
> To: OPPCA Central Office; OPPCA Regional Staff Cc: Warnick,
> Janet; Hastings, Mary; Agustini, Dino
> Subject: Air Products Waste Streams
> Hi. My name is Jennifer Stroka. I am an intern for the Northeast
> Pennsylvania DEP in the OPPCA program for Janet Warnick.
> Last week on June 19, the Northeast Regional DEP and OPPCA participated in
> a preapplication conference with a business located in NE Pennsylvania.
> Among the discussion of the project overview/timeline and the regulatory
> impact/strategy, OPPCA and the firm talked about their five different
> waste streams. They are as follows:
> * Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) with the metal contaminants of Ni,
> Fe, and Cu. They produce 720,000 lbs/month. Some uses of pure KOH
> include bleaching, in soap manufacture, electrolyte in alkaline storage
> batteries, electroplating, and mercerizing.
> * Ammonium bifluoride. 7-8 million lbs produced per year.
> Some uses are oil well acidizing, electronic, metal cleaners, cleaning
> quartz windows, glass etchant/frosting, and wood preservative.
> * Aqueous Hydrochloric Acid (18% HCl). Uses: acidizing of
> petroleum wells, boiler scale removal, ore reduction, food processing,
> pickling and metal cleaning
> * Acetonitrite??? Acetonitrile however is used as a solvent,
> an intermediate, a catalyst, in the separation of fatty acids from
> vegetable oils, and in the manufacturing of synthetic pharmaceuticals.
> * Spent Carbon blades used in fluorine production.
> Currently we are researching outlets and reuse options for these waste
> streams. If anyone has information concerning any of these, please
> contact me by email. It would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Jen Stroka
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