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RE: P2 for solvent reuse and recylcing business
- Subject: RE: P2 for solvent reuse and recylcing business
- From: "Fred Granek" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 17:34:07 -0400
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- Thread-topic: P2 for solvent reuse and recylcing business
Enviro-Stewards helped a client of the Toronto Region Sustainability Program significantly reduce its footprint while saving bags of money.
See the description:
Note: this client after implementing the P2 measures was successful in attracting new business from a company that wanted to be associated with clean!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Nancy Larson
Sent: Thu 9/13/2007 4:52 PM
To: email@example.com; 'This is a mailing list for P2 providers in Region 7'
Subject: P2 for solvent reuse and recylcing business
I am working with a client trying to identify opportunities for solvent P2
at his business that is in business to collect used solvent (as a material)
then reuse it to clean drums, distill it and then sell the solvent back to
clients. A continuous-use type of process.
I have recommended a few things which are actually contrary to what they
want to achieve at their business and wonder if any of you had additional
ideas. Here is what I have suggested so far -
Think about how you can
* Change the Process, (use less solvent to clean drums, train
employees and clients, develop an EMS, make waste min part of an employees
* Change the Technology, ( distillation efficiency, waste-to-energy
unit like a burner)
* Change the material to minimize your waste. (Less toxic solvents -
offer a line of acetone or alcohols to your clients and keep them separate
from other blends that contain halogens. Maybe a percentage of your clients
would prefer this less toxic cleaner.)
EPA has a nice document at several locations including:
EPA guidance to HWM plans: http://gcisolutions.com/HWFN0993.htm
This is a comprehensive guide to minimization published in 2000:
This one speaks to distillation and energy recovery:
Ohio published this guide: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/guide/p2papc.html
We have a number of documents at
Nancy J. Larson, RS
Director, KSU Pollution Prevention Institute
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
316/722-7721 ext. 104
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