Solvent Distillation Process FAQ’s

What are the benefits of an on-site solvent distillation process?

Using on-site solvent recovery technology can help in the solvent distillation process. SRS distillation units can recycle nearly any spent solvent, providing many benefits:

  • Purchasing managers see drastic cost reductions
  • Operations personnel enjoy clean, eco-friendly solvent all the time and more efficient cleaning operations.
  • Environmental, Health and Safety managers eliminate waste streams and EPA paperwork
  • Sustainable solution for reducing hazardous waste disposal and resource consumption

Is the solvent distillation process dangerous?

No. Solvent distillation is a very a safe process and our units have outstanding safety record. Our units meet all the applicable standards for the application and have many sensors and safety devices built in to alert you to when the solvent is running out. Our solvent distillation equipment is certified by ETL to UL 61010 and 2208 standards. We adhere to the stringent construction and testing requirements of these standards.

How much labor should I allocate per day to run a distillation system?

Distillation can be a manual operation or fully automated, depending on your processing needs. Used solvent aggregated in your facility will be processed either continuously or in batch. As with any piece of equipment, the smaller the unit and the more hours it operates, the more cost-effective it will be. A unit that only runs 8 hours per day may need to be greatly oversized  All of our systems are built to run 24/7 and are PLC-driven.

What do I do with the leftover waste from the solvent distillation process?

Most waste will be a liquid hazardous waste and need to be disposed of through a licensed hazardous waste service. Solvent Recycling Systems takes care of the management, transportation, and disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous waste. This type of service is readily available in all areas. The least expensive waste to dispose of will be one that is pumpable and not solid.

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