The Aerosolv puncturing unit threads directly to the 2”
bung of any 30 gallon or 55-gallon drum. Simply place an
aerosol can into the Aerosolv unit and lock the safety cap.
With a press of the handle, a puncture pin pierces the dome
of the can. The non-sparking puncture pin is one of many
safety features you’ll appreciate about the Aerosolv
Liquids Collect Directly Into the Drum
That’s the neatest feature of the system. Residual liquids
collect safely in the drum, ready for eventual
transportation without further handling. And one 55-gallon
drum will hold the residual liquids from 4,000 spent aerosol
cans. As solid waste, the same spray cans would require at
least forty 55-gallon lab-pack drums at a disposal cost of
$12,000 or more.
Residual Propellant is Filtered of
The Combination Filter threads directly to the 3/4” bung
of the drum, one
of the many safety features incorporated into the system.
Although not required by RCRA for aerosol can disposal, the
filter addresses air quality and emissions standards.
The Combination Filter Does Two Things
The base of the Combination Filter is the Coalescing
Cartridge. In it, the specially designed filter media
coalesces microscopic liquids from the escaping propellant
and forms them into droplets. The droplets collect in the
reservoir of the Coalescing Cartridge and can be easily
drained, directly into the drum if desired, by opening the
drain valve on the bottom. Dry propellant then moves through
the Activated Carbon Cartridge which adsorbs hydrocarbons
Activated Carbon Cartridge Contains 1
1⁄4 Pounds of Carbon
Made from ground coconut shell, the activated carbon
promotes rapid evacuation of the propellant from even a full
aerosol can. Independent lab tests indicate that VOC removal
is significant: the propellant from a full
can measured 70% below the OSHA Short Term Exposure Limit
for Toluene and 95% below for Xylene. From an empty can, the
propellant measured 98% below the STEL for both. Total
hydrocarbon emissions measured 70% below the 300 ppm desired
limitation. The new colormetric carbon cartridge will
clearly indicate cartridge replacement for maximum
The Result? Recyclable Steel and RCRA
After using the system, you’ve got an empty steel can with
a small, smooth-edged hole. In as little as five seconds. No
spills. No jagged edges. And, no compressed gas, so it’s
ready for recycling with your other scrap steel.
the Pressure of Aerosol Can Disposal
An aerosol can can’t be relieved of pressure through
normal use. Even when “empty”, the retained propellant
can react to heat or pressure when crushed or bailed. With
the system, you can safely puncture the aerosol can, relieve
the pressure, and collect any residual liquids. By recycling
the punctured aerosol cans, you’ll eliminate an entire
category of waste from your waste stream.
Each system is shipped with an Anti-Static Wire. The
six-foot length anti-static wire provides convenient
installation, anywhere in your plant. Attached to the unit
by a brass screw and ring-terminal, it prevents static
build-up by grounding the drum, as required by OSHA for
liquid storage vessels.
an Aerosolv System on Separate Drums
By setting up the system on several drums in a shop, you can
collect residual solvents into one drum and residual paints
into another. The solvents can be recycled right in the shop
as parts cleaner. Paints can
be reclaimed, often resulting in waste minimization credit.
And, of course, you’ve got the empty aerosol can, to be
recycled with other scrap steel.