Ethanol waste is common in the manufacturing industry and in extraction processes. It is widely used as a solvent, dehydrant and a cleaning fluid, so it's not surprising it is frequently contaminated with water, grease, oil, and other contaminants.
Recycle ethanol waste with IoT solvent recyclers
You can recycle ethanol waste using solvent recycling equipment, which will meet your exact requirements of a recycled solvent at a lower cost.
Solvent Recycling Systems will take halogenated and non-halogenated waste solvent that is no longer useful due to a contamination, and regenerate it through on-site solvent recycling. We use IoT-enabled distillation units that are suitable for all types of processing requirements, meaning our customers can:
- Respond to critical warning alerts only
- Improve routing and shipment efficiency
- Increase customer satisfaction and uptime
- Adhere to corporate disposal and compliance regulations
We apply predictive analytics to solvent recycling, so you can significantly reduce labor costs associated with manual tank inspection and raise productivity. This means that any facility can take advantage of solvent recycling on-site, without the burden of managing the distillation in-house.
Other types of recyclable solvent wastes
When dealing with waste solvent, it's important to know the distinction between the types of organic waste solvents, and how solvent recyclers can increase their shelf life. According to the EPA, a waste solvent typically falls into four waste stream categories:
- Non-Halogenated Solvent Waste: This is the most common waste stream, consisting of solvents such as acetone, ethanol, methanol, ether, hexanes, ethyl acetate, and toluene.
- Halogenated Solvent Waste: Solvent waste that contains, either in total or as a mixture, halogenated solvents such as chloroform, dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
- Heavy Metals Solvent Waste: Solvent waste that contains quantities of heavy metals, such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium, and silver
- Paint Solvent and Residue: Solvent waste resulting from using oil-based paints and thinners, including amounts of oil-based paint residue
For a list of recyclable solvents, click here.