Propionic Acid Recycling / Reuse / Disposal Services

Altiras beneficially reuses many chemicals, including Propionic Acid. Propionic acid can often be reused “as-is”, without processing. Generally if the propionic acid product has low color and purity over 90%, 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 propionic 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 propionic 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.

Propionic Acid Concentration, wt%>90%>50%
Color, Pt-Co<30>30
Water, wt%0-30%0-30%
Components lighter than propionic acid, wt%<2%<30%
Components heavier than propionic 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. Tote quantities are only considered for consistent products.