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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

Will water-based “green” technologies replace traditional solvents?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jun 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM

It’s an interesting and important question. Over the last few decades there has been a shift to use water-based, ‘green’ technology over traditional solvents in a variety of applications. In order to do our best to preserve the environment, we should definitely incorporate green technology when it can provide a suitable replacement in terms of quality and performance. However, does this mean that the need for traditional solvents will disappear?

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Recycling Solvents Used In Processing Medical Marijuana

Posted by Colin Darcel

Mar 30, 2016 1:30:00 PM

If you are starting out (or established) in the legal cannabis industry, you are probably aware that the solvents used in the extraction process can be pricey. With business and political interests rising in this industry, the production demand will only grow. As someone navigating new legislation, regulations, and standards, you will probably not want to be incurring unnecessary costs on chemical solvents that you could be recycling and reusing. By using our solvent recycling & recovery equipment, you can actually reduce your solvent purchases by as much as 95%, as well as dramatically reduce your hazardous waste.

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Selecting the right solvent recycling equipment

Posted by Colin Darcel

Feb 29, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Choosing the right solvent recycling equipment for your specific purposes and requirements is important. There are several factors to consider including the frequency, composition, and total amount that you wish to recycle. We’ve outlined several questions to ask when choosing the right equipment for you.

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Turn-key Solvent Recycling Plants From Maratek

Posted by Colin Darcel

Jan 21, 2016 2:30:00 PM

We have many clients who often ask us solvent recycling related questions in their emerging market.  As more and more countries push priorities into 'green' initiatives and the environment, often businesses are in the dark about what they can do to ensure they are abiding by laws and regulations.

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

Custom Solvent Recycling Equipment At Maratek Environmental

Posted by Colin Darcel

Oct 30, 2015 2:19:52 PM

Did you know that Maratek Environmental Inc. does Chemical Simulation, Design, Fabrication, Manufacturing, Testing and set-up with our in-house team of engineers?

 

Our manufacturing process starts with our chemical simulation team, who uses client information such as type of solvent and desired purities and yields, and then uses calculations and aid simulations to determine the best possible application type for them.  We are able to see all the ways that different concentrations, equipment sizes and processes will give our clients the required final product.

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

How to Choose the Right Solvent Recycling Equipment

Posted by Colin Darcel

Sep 21, 2015 9:15:00 AM

Solvent recycling equipment will help you stay competitive by keeping solvent waste costs low while supporting you company’s environmentally friendly initiatives.

But how do you know what equipment is right for your needs?

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Topics: Solvents, Solvent Recycling & Recovery

What’s In My Industrial Waste Stream?

Posted by Colin Darcel

Aug 31, 2015 3:52:29 PM

Solvent recycling and recovery is one of the easiest ways to stay competitive.  It helps you keep solvent waste costs low while improving your organization’s environmental impact.  But is solvent recycling a viable solution for your business … or should you look into waste disposal instead?

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Topics: Solvents, Maratek Environmental, Solvent Recycling & Recovery, Waste Disposal & Management

Top 5 Things To Know About Canadian Hazardous Waste Legislation

Posted by Colin Darcel

Dec 15, 2014 2:08:46 PM

The news has been full of hazardous waste disposal settlements and accusations regarding improper handling and disposal of waste and materials. In California alone, two companies, Sims Group USA, and AT&T have both recently agreed to huge settlements as a result of hazardous waste disposal investigations.   

The handling and disposal of hazardous waste is heavily legislated in Canada, and is of significant interest to Canadian businesses. Here’s an overview of the top 5 things you need to know about hazardous waste legislation in Canada:

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Topics: Solvents, Maratek Environmental, Waste Disposal & Management

New Solvent Usage Research Available - Paint, Coatings to Surpass Transportation

Posted by David Terry

Jul 3, 2014 4:22:00 PM

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Topics: Solvents

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