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Maratek Environmental Blog

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 Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Distillation Safety Part II

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Welcome to the second part of a three part series on Solvent Distillation safety, this blog will look at solvent foaming and drying phase temperature increases. Our last safety article looked at Class 1 Division 1 MetLab Certification and distillation chamber safety, if you missed it click here: Solvent Distillation Safety Part I.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Solvent Distillation Safety Part I

Posted by Colin Darcel

Apr 10, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Recovering solvent through distillation is an excellent way to reduce operating costs for companies with low volume to an extremely high volume solvent use. Companies can recycle their own waste solvent to reduce the cost of waste disposal, and replacement their consumption of new solvent. Processing on-site also lowers their environmental liabilities in a safe manner when using the proper equipment.

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Topics: Solvent Distillation, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

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

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