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Main Title Fluid sorbent recycling device for industrial fluid users. {MICROFICHE}
Author Chen, A. S. C. ; Olfenbuttel, R. F. ; Cano, B. T.
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Battelle for US Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-68-C0-0003; EPA/600/R-93/154
Stock Number PB93-218519
Additional Subjects Waste recycling ; Pollution abatement ; Liquid wastes ; Sorbents ; Industrial wastes ; Extraction ; Performance evaluation ; Economic analysis ; Quality assurance ; Technology utilization ; Waste management ; Viscosity ; Roller compression extractors ; Sorbent pads
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NTIS  PB93-218519 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 59 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
A roller compression extractor that extracts fluids from reusable sorbent pads was evaluated as a method of waste reduction. The extraction device, evaluated for industrial fluid users in New Jersey, was found to be effective in recycling unpleated sorbent pads, especially for low-viscosity fluids. The unpleated sorbent pads can be reused for at least eight times for low-viscosity fluids and up to three times for medium-viscosity fluids. However, the Extractor cannot be used for pads soaked with high-viscosity fluids. Annual savings up to 51% and 75%, would be possible for pads reused two and eight times, respectively. The cost per use can be as low as $1.19 for eight reuse cycles, versus $4.80 for single usage. The savings come primarily from cost and volume reductions in sorbent pad disposal. The number of drums needed for pad disposal would be reduced 73% and 93% if pads are reused for two and eight times, respectively.
"EPA 600/R-93/154."