Acetic Acid Recycling, Beneficial Reuse & Disposal Services

Acetic Acid can be received in bulk railcar, bulk truckload or totes.

Altiras specializes in the beneficial reuse of many chemicals, including Acetic Acid. We can often reuse acetic acid “as-is”, without processing. Generally, if the acetic acid product has a low color and purity of over 90%, there is a good chance we can reuse the product as-is. Examples of products viable for “as-is” reuse are found on our acetic acid products page. However, when products have lower purity, higher color, or an odor that is inconsistent with typical acetic acid, we can offer recycling as an option through our relationship with Chemaris Acetyls. The recovered product will be returned to the producer or we will buy the acetic acid, process it, and sell it to our customer base. The table below summarizes the characteristics of acetic acid products suitable for recycling or reuse.

Acetic Acid Concentration, wt%>90%>50%
Color, Pt-Co<30>30
Water, wt%0-30%0-30%
Components lighter than acetic acid, wt%<2%<0.02%
Components heavier than acetic acid, wt%<2%<30%
Annual Volume, lbs>500,000>2,000,000
Packagingbulk rail, truck, totebulk rail, truck, tote

Please note that we strongly prefer to handle full, bulk truckload, or rail tank car quantities for recycling. We only consider Tote quantities for consistent products.