Solvent Recovery Systems of Florida

About Recycling

The SRS unit is a sealed distillation based solvent recovery system. It offers you a 50% savings in replacement solvents and up to a 75% savings related to waste disposal.

Distillation begins when the solvent is heated to its boiling point (Acetone 134º F). Once the contaminated solvent reaches this temperature the liquid converts to a vapor. The vapors are then collected in a special heat exchanger and condensed into clean, 99% pure solvent ready for reuse. After approximately 75% of the available solvent has been recovered the unit will shut itself off automatically with a heat sensor and/or timer shut-off. The contaminants, usually about 25% by volume, are left over in a high temperature nylon bag for proper waste disposal.

For example, if you place 55 gallons of clean acetone in a plant today and use it during production, after a 24-hour period you would have lost approximately 25% (14 gallons) to usage, evaporation, and spillage. This would leave 41 gallons of dirty acetone that could be distilled in the recycler. Out of these 41 gallons, you will average 75% (31 gallons) of pure acetone solvent, and would leave 10 gallons as solid waste to be properly disposed of.

** Most waste is classified as Hazardous and must be disposed of accordingly. Therefore, even before the process begins, all waste solvents with resin would probably be considered Hazardous. But with a Recycler, you would end up with only 25% for disposal after distillation rather than the 100%. In some counties and states, if the waste is cooked to a hard substance, then it can be tested for flammability. If none is found, it may be declassified by the state.