Chemical Recycling & Reuse Services
Altiras offers recycling services for solvents, non-FDA compliant hand sanitizer, ethanol, acetic acid and other organic acids, and for other chemical and petroleum products. Recycling can be mobile, on-site, or off-site. For all recycling services, Altiras has experts who can evaluate the opportunity, provide specific regulatory guidance, provide technical guidance, analyze and process samples in our laboratory, and make specific recommendations to meet your needs.
Mobile Recycling involves bringing a mobile recycling unit to your site to perform recycling on-site. The units are truck mounted and come only when recycling is needed. Mobile Recycling can be an effective solution for low to medium boiling point chemicals and solvents or other materials that can be recovered to adequate quality in a single stage still or “pot-still”, and when volumes range from 50,000 to 200,000 gallons/year. Paint and printing solvents often fit this model. Altiras provides all properly trained personnel and equipment to perform Mobile Recycling services at highly competitive rates.
On-Site Chemical Recycling
On-Site Chemical Recycling involves the custom design, construction, and installation of a recycling unit at your facility. The unit is operated by highly trained, professional operators, provided by Altiras, who will comply with your site procedures. On-Site Recycling is most effective when the process requires a single to a few distinct steps and when the value of the recovered products is near $1 Million/year. Paint or printing solvents often fall into this category when the volume exceeds 200,000 gallons/year and when air permitting and fire code requirements allow.
Off-site Chemical Recycling
Off-Site Recycling can be through specific relationships Altiras has developed with 3rd Party processors or can be performed at a site with operating units designed, built, and constructed for your specific products and needs.
Off-Site Chemical Recycling via 3rd Parties
For Off-Site Recycling at 3rd Party locations, Altiras offers tremendous added value by knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the 3rd Party recyclers and toll processors, by coordinating logistics, by understanding the regulatory issues as they vary state-to-state, and by being able to offer an off-take agreement for the recycled product or co-products that generators do not want to reuse themselves.
Custom Designed Off-Site Facility
Altiras can custom design, construct, finance, and operate recycling facilities or manufacturing facilities that fully utilize your coproducts, byproducts and used materials when such is supported by the economics. Such a process generally takes years, but is sometimes the right or only way to solve long-term sustainability issues associated with the materials your site produces. This solution is often ideal when no current viable options exist for reuse or recycling, or when the economic benefit can be substantially improved, or when the equipment has to be highly specialized. In all of these cases, the combination of cost avoidance and potential revenue generation should exceed $2-3 Million/year to have a chance at economic viability.