If you have 5 minutes a day, you have enough time to recycle your solvents.
That may sound like an exaggeration but recycling doesn’t take much time. A B/R recycler does most of the work for you. You just need to give it solvent to recycle, push the start button and….that’s it. The recycler does the rest.
Come back later and collect the pure, recycled solvent.
The recycler touch screen guides the operator through the preparations for each recycling run, reminding the operator of important items to check. Once started, recycling proceeds automatically. The recycler separates the contaminants from the good solvent and collects it in the “Pure Solvent” container. Once recycling is complete, the touch screen let’s the operator know that they can retrieve the pure solvent at their convenience and start another recycling run as needed.
Layers of safety features such as temperature and vapor sensor keep recycling safe. In the unlikely event that any parameter is outside the safe zone, recycling is shut down automatically and the operator is alerted with visual and audible alerts.
Q: Do I need to change how we collect our waste solvents?
Yes, you will need to segregate your used solvents. Each used solvent needs its own waste collection container.
This may be different from how you are currently collecting waste solvents. At first you may need to think a little bit before dumping used solvents but you will quickly get used to the new routine. Before long, waste segregation will be part of your lab’s daily routine.
In 5 minutes, you’ve saved your lab money, reduced heath care costs, and helped the environment. You’re pretty awesome!