Q: How many years will a solvent recycler last before it needs replacing?
10 to 15 years or…Longer.
Do you remember your cell phone from 15 years ago?
Q: Do filter based recyclers work?
Yes and no….mostly no.
There are commercial filter recyclers available for alcohol and formalin. There is not filter recycler for xylene on the market.
Older solvent recyclers worked great but used condensers cooled by water.
Today’s solvent recyclers use condensers cooled by air. So no water or drain is required.
Q: Our lab wants to switch to xylene substitutes. Can they be recycled?
Actually, xylene substitutes are easier to recycle than xylene. Their higher boiling points make it easier to separate from the contaminants.
A well-designed recycler can recycle a solvent forever!
Solvent used for tissue processing or staining becomes contaminated with stain, water, fat, protein, wax, and biological materials during use.
The recycling process removes these contaminants from the good solvent. Reuse of the solvent is unlimited since it is brought back to the original purity each time it is recycled.
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