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Aerosolv Aerosol Recycing System

Aerosolv Aerosol Recycing System

Aerosolv Puncturing Unit

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 system.

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 VOCs
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 and odor.

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 (STEL) 
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 efficiency.

The Result? Recyclable Steel and RCRA Compliance
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.

Relieve 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.

Prevent Static Build-Up...Automatically
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.

Install 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.

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