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Maratek Environmental Blog

How Outsourced Solvent Waste Recycling can Save Your Business Money

Posted by Colin Darcel

Oct 19, 2018 11:13:00 AM

Does your business create waste solvents that are adding money to your bottom line? Did you know that recycling your solvents could reduce your solvent purchases by as much as 95%, as well as dramatically reduce the hazardous waste you keep on site?

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Topics: Waste Disposal & Management

4 Methods of Recycling Wastewater That Will Save You Money

Posted by Colin Darcel

Sep 20, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Over the last few decades there has been a shift across many industries to use water-based, green technology over traditional solvents for a variety of applications. As a result, the need for wastewater recycling equipment has grown exponentially.

Without the implementation of wastewater recycling into your production processes, wastewater will be a difficult waste stream to manage. This is because water takes up a lot of space, and regulations make it complicated to dispose of in an environmentally friendly manner.

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Topics: Waste Water

Marijuana and Hemp Extraction: 4 Benefits of an Oil and Ethanol Recovery System

Posted by Colin Darcel

Sep 12, 2018 2:39:00 PM

The cannabinoid industry has boomed in recent years, mainly down to the large number of health benefits that scientific studies continue to find. Extraction of CBD oil from both marijuana and hemp plants is now big business, and it’s not expected to slow down.

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Printing and Ink Industries: How Solvent Recycling Can Save You Money

Posted by Colin Darcel

Aug 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Are you in the printing or ink industries? Are you looking to reduce wastes and save money? If you answered yes to both then look no further than solvent recycling.

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How is Hemp CBD Oil Different From Marijuana CBD Oil?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Aug 2, 2018 10:24:00 AM

 

The cannabinoid (CBD) industry is continuing to grow leaps and bounds over the past couple of years, but do you know the difference between CBD oil derived from hemp and CBD oil derived from marijuana?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the three main chemicals found in the cannabis and hemp plants. It’s growth in popularity in recent years has coincided with various scientific studies that have continued to find benefits for its application.

It’s believed CBD can be used for the treatment of various mental and physical illnesses, and possess beneficial properties such as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, anticonvulsants and antipsychotics.

However, there are some key differences between the CBD oil derived from hemp and the CBD oil derived from marijuana.

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Topics: Cannabis Oil Tech

Batch vs Continuous Distillation: What is the Best Option for my Business?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jul 19, 2018 1:16:00 PM

Recycling solvents on-site through distillation can provide various benefits for businesses in the industrial manufacturing sector. It will result in significantly lower waste costs and allow businesses to market themselves as environmentally friendly.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment

How to Extract CBD From Hemp and Marijuana Plants

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jul 6, 2018 10:30:25 AM

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the three main chemicals found in the cannabis plant, and it has grown in popularity in recent years as scientific studies continue to find benefits for its application.

Over the past few years CBD has become so popular that it is now being produced into a wide range of commercial and pharmaceutical products, from edibles, oils, creams and even infused drinks such as coffee.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling Equipment

How Automotive Finishing Shops can Save Money with On-Site Solvent Recycling

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jun 19, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Automotive finishing shops are often stuck with solvents and residual paints around their shop, but owners can save a significant amount of money by recycling these products on site.

On-site recycling could reduce an automotive finishing company’s solvent purchases by as much as 95 per cent, as well as dramatically reducing hazardous waste levels in the shop. According to the Department of Toxic Substances Control, automotive finishing shops in California reduced their solvent purchases by as much as 80 per cent by recycling on site.

Used solvent and paint waste is often the largest waste stream inside an automotive finishing shop, but it can be recycled by either shipping it off to an off-site recycling facility or by recycling the waste on site.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Case Study: Improving your Hemp Oil Product and Purity with Maratek

Posted by Colin Darcel

May 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Research shows that cannabis oil (also known as cannabinoids and CBD) has benefits such as anti-inflammatory properties, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic and antipsychotic, meaning it is the potential treatment for numerous physical and mental illnesses.

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Topics: Solvent Recyling

Solvent Distillation Safety Part III

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to the final part of a three part series on Solvent Distillation safety, this article will look at heating jacket malfunction, nitrocellulose reactions and solvent properties. Our last safety article looked at solvent foaming and drying phase temperature increases, if you missed it click here: Solvent Distillation Safety Part II.

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Topics: Solvent Recycling & Recovery, Solvent Distillation

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