Solution

Solvent Recycling

The challenge as we see it

Organizations and industries generate solvents that can either be disposed of as waste, or recycled into a usable resource. Solvent recycling can minimize waste and cut down on disposal costs.


Our differentiated value

We can help your organization recycle solvents used in industrial applications, while reducing waste, transportation and disposal costs. Whether you choose customizable on-site recycling services or off-site services, we offer proven, sustainable processes that help you maintain safety and track regulatory compliance for handling, transfer and recycling.

We will work with your organization to determine which solvent recycling methods are best for your business. Our innovative process solutions add value and minimize solvent waste. These include:

  • Tolling, which cleans your solvent to predetermined specifications and returns it to your business for reuse — helping you reduce costs.
  • Beneficial reuse, which converts used solvents into products for re-use in manufacturing commercial products, helping you minimize overall waste volumes.
  • Reclamation, in which used solvents are cleaned to our specifications and delivered to third parties who use it as a replacement for virgin solvent.
We can customize an on-site or off-site solvent recycling program that meets your organization's specific requirements.
 

Our solutions for solvent recycling

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Veolia owns and operates four solvent recycling facilities providing a nationwide network of industry leading services. Our qualification process includes a sample analysis to quantify the content of the waste material including GC/Mass specifications, GC/FID, pH residue upon evaporation and flashpoint. We’ll also provide recovered product samples that are representative of full-scale production.

Because purity is of key importance when solvents are reused in critical applications, we use the most state-of-the-art technologies, including glass fractionating equipment to avoid accidental contamination of high-value solvents, batch fractional distillation columns for mixed solvent separation with high purity results and thin film evaporators for solids separation and recovery​.

Our solvents reach up to 99.5 percent minimum purity for selected products and a water content of under 500 parts per million.
 

Our shipping and receiving methods for off-site services are offered in a number of different modes, types and quantities, including:

  • Mode: Truck or rail
  • Containers: Drums, tanker totes, railcars, isotainers
  • Quantities: Any amount


Veolia offers:

  • Company-owned transportation
  • An audited network of approved third-party transporters
  • Thirty-six 10-day in-transit facilities

Benefits for our customers

Waste minimization

Cost reduction

Standards to meet regulatory compliance


Focus Innovation

Compliance as a priority with solvent recycling

 We can help you track regulatory compliance via our Customer Information Management Solutions (CIMS) system and protect against liability. We’ll also ensure that the handling, transport, recycling, reuse and disposal of all waste products meets state and federal regulations.


One of our four solvent recovery facilities can provide off-site, solvent recycling services to help your organization minimize waste and maintain regulatory compliance. As required by law, we maintain fully-funded closure plans for these facilities. Our facilities meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, as well as all applicable state regulations. 

Click below to see a description of the equipment available at each of our four facilties, and also a partial list of which solvents we can recycle.

Azusa, CA

Equipment available:

  • Continuous feed thin film evaporator
  • Batch fractional distillation column
  • Glass fractional distillation column
  • Vacuum distillation
Henderson, CO

Equipment available:

  • Thin film evaporator with integral fractionation column
  • Batch fractionation column
  • Liquid-liquid extractor
  • Vacuum distillation
Middlesex, NJ

Equipment available:

  • Simple and fractional distillation
  • Thin film evaporation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Molecular sieve
West Carrollton, OH

Equipment available:

  • Thin film evaporator with integral fractionation column
  • Thin film evaporator
  • Batch fractional distillation column
  • Molecular sieve dryer
Items Accepted
  • Acetic acid
  • Acetone
  • ACN (acetonitrile)
  • Automotive purge solvent
  • Butanol
  • D-limonene
  • Dibasic ester
  • DMF (dimethylformamide)
  • DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethylene
  • Ethyl lactate
  • G-butyrolactone (BLO)
  • IPA (isopropyl alcohol)
  • Isoamyl acetate
  • Propylene glycol
  • Sulfolane
  • THF (tetrahydrofuran)
  • 1.1.1-trichloroethane
  • Trichloroethylene
  • All Asahiklin® solvents
  • All Vertrel® solvents
  • Toluene
  • N-propylene bromide
  • Methylene chloride
  • NEP (n-ethyl pyrrolidone)
  • NMP (n-methyl pyrrolidone)
  • PGMEA (propylene glycol methyl ether acetate)
  • Methanol
  • Fomblin®
  • MED
  • Isobutyl acetate
  • Isopropylacetate
  • Freon® solvents
  • Krytox® oil

 


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