Formic Acid Recycling, Beneficial Reuse, & Disposal Services

Altiras specializes in beneficial reuse and recycling of many chemicals, including formic acid. We can often reuse formic acid “as-is”, without processing. Generally if the formic acid product has low color and purity over 85%, there is a good chance we can reuse the product as-is. However, when products have lower purity, higher color, or an odor that is inconsistent with typical formic acid, we can offer recycling as an option through our relationship with Chemaris Acetyls. The recovered product can be returned to the producer or we can just buy the formic acid, process it, and sell it to our own customer base. The table below summarizes the characteristics of acetic acid products suitable to be recycled or reused.

Formic Acid Concentration, wt%>75%>50%
Color, Pt-Co<30>30
Water, wt%0-30%0-30%
Components lighter than acetic acid, wt%
Components heavier than acetic acid, wt%

Annual Volume, lbs

bulk rail, truck, tote

bulk rail, truck, tote

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