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Maratek Environmental Blog

Understanding Solvents and Their Uses

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Solvent is broadly defined as a liquid capable of dissolving other another substance, and solvents can obviously be found across a range of industries. In our context, solvents and their industrial uses are either liquids or gases that can dissolve or extract other substances.

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Topics: Solvent Recyling, Solvents

Waterproofing Company Saves Thousands by Recycling Their Solvents

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 15, 2018 11:00:00 AM

LymTal International Inc. has introduced the line of Iso-Flex systems that are designed to protect concrete structures. LymTal offers a broad scope of products in their commercial waterproofing division including traffic and membrane coatings, as well as concrete and joint sealants.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Saver Batch (SSB) Helps City in BC become Greener

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The City of Burnaby has a designated road painting department that helps mark and line the pavement to guide traffic. Lane and center lining is carried out using a specially equipped truck.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Safe Distillation System for Nitrocellulose - Pt 2

Posted by Colin Darcel

Dec 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Nitrocellulose is chemically an ester of Cellulose with Nitric Acid, and is commonly encountered in a variety of inks and coatings used throughout industry. The amount of Nitrocellulose used in a typical ink/paint system ranges from 2 to 30%, based on total solids content.

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Topics: Silver Recovery, Distillation

5 Factors for Choosing a Distillation System for Nitrocellulose - Pt 1

Posted by Colin Darcel

Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

When you’re extracting solvent from Nitrocellulose based waste solvent and inks, it is important to distill under a relatively low controllable temperature range, ensuring that all of the conditions of temperature and dryness needed to start an exothermic reaction are not present at the same time.

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Topics: Solvent Recovery, Distillation

Batch Solvent Recycling in a Department of Transportation Testing Lab

Posted by Colin Darcel

Dec 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is responsible for asphalt design and testing. They provide the technical expertise behind the pavement-type selection process and help determine the timing of seasonal road restrictions.

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Topics: Solvent Recovery, Maratek Environmental

5 Factors for Choosing Solvent Recycling Equipment for your Company

Posted by Colin Darcel

Nov 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 
The process of selecting solvent recycling equipment for your company’s unique requirements can be an arduous process, with many different factors coming into play, from the volume of recycling to how often you will be operating the system. Here’s a few of the considerations to think about when selecting your Solvent Recycling Equipment:
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Topics: Solvent Recycling, Solvent Recycling Equipment, Solvent Recyling

7 Ways to Safely Store Your Hazardous Waste Materials

Posted by Colin Darcel

Nov 7, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Ensuring your company promotes a safe working environment is critical when working with hazardous materials, and the appropriate handling and storage of hazardous waste containers is both important environmentally and legally required.

Further to following and understanding federal, provincial and municipal legislation for hazardous waste, here are 7 ways to help you handle and store your waste safely:

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Topics: Hazardous Waste Disposal, Hazardous Waste Management

How to Recover Medical Marijuana/Hemp Oil Waste

Posted by Colin Darcel

Oct 26, 2017 2:36:00 PM

The cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana is a booming industry, but the solvents used in the extraction process tend to be expensive; Amongst the other overheads, legislation, regulations and standards it can be a costly operation to maintain and run, being able to recycle and reuse these expensive chemical solvents allows manufacturers to reduce costs.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment

Steps To Recycle & Recover Solvent Waste & Wastewater Onsite

Posted by Colin Darcel

Sep 21, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Onsite recycling/recovery equipment is often the most cost-efficient option to re-use your wastes as a like-new product. It interferes the least with operation cycles and employees can be easily trained on how to use the equipment. There are a few steps needed to see what recycling & recovery options you have for your waste stream, which has factors such as waste complexities, mixtures, solutions and safety requirements.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment

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