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Main Title Onsite solvent recovery /
Author Gavaskar, Arun R.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Licis, Ivars J.
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/R-94/026; 68-C0-0003; EPA-68-CO-0003
Stock Number PB94-144508
OCLC Number 30539392
Additional Subjects Solvent recovery ; Waste recycling ; Pollution abatement ; Methylene chloride ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Methyl ethyl ketone ; Atmospheric distillation ; Vacuum distillation ; Vapor degreasing ; Solvent extraction ; Economic impact ; Cost estimates ; Waste minimization ; Solvent recycling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA/600/R-94/026 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/02/2007
EJED  EPA-600/R-94-026 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/03/1995
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-94-026 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/600/R-94/026 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 07/08/1994
ERAD  EPA 600/R-94-026 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/23/1994
ESAD  EPA-600-R-94-026 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/15/1995
NTIS  PB94-144508 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 84 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This study evaluated the product quality, waste reduction/pollution prevention, and economic aspects of three technologies for onsite solvent recovery. The technologies were (1) atmospheric batch distillation, (2) vacuum heat-pump distillation, and (3) low-emission vapor degreasing. The atmospheric and vacuum distillation units were tested on spent methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and spent methylene chloride (MC), respectively. Samples of spent, recycled, and virgin solvents at two industrial sites were subjected to physical and chemical tests to determine solvent quality. The quality of the recycled solvent was found to be acceptable for use in the specific applications examined during this study. Significant waste reduction was achieved by reducing the volume of spent solvent to distillation residue needing disposal. The low-emission vapor degreaser (LEVD) is a fully enclosed alternative to conventional, open-top vapor degreasing. It was found to reduce air emissions by more than 99%, compared to a conventional vapor degreaser of the same production capacity.
Project officer: Ivars Licis, Waste Minimization, Destruction, and Disposal Research Division. Prepared by Battelle under Contract Number 68-C0-0003, Work Assignment No. 2-36. "This study [was] performed under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waste Reduction and Innovative Technology Evaluation (WRITE) Program"--p. 1. "September 1993." Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and appendices.