Glycol Recycling Plant Opened in Mississippi

Chicago, Illinois based glycol waste product recycler and remanufacturer, LandGas Recovery has begun operations at its new facility in Gulfport, Mississippi. Glycol is an organic but toxic compound widely used as automotive antifreeze and as a precursor to polymers. LandGas said that the new unit is currently processing 3000 gallons (11,350 litres) of triethylene glycol per day and has the capacity to remanufacture some 1,400,000 gallons (5.3 million litres) of various glycol compounds annually. The company added that the new plant was located and developed to concentrate on the used triethylene glycol market, but that the patented process can recycle/remanufacture all five major types of waste glycols. The facility was designed and constructed by Denver, Colorado based Glycol Specialist. And utilises a multi-stage process including vacuum distillation and a patented dilutive distillation unit developed by Glycol Specialists. According to LandGas, the dilutive distillation process reduces distillation temperatures and protects the glycols from oxidative and thermal damage. The resulting products are glycols that are recycled/remanufactured to the original product’s specifications which allows for direct substitution of remanufactured glycols for virgin glycols. The company explained that currently a large percentage of used glycol materials are destroyed and disposed as opposed to recycled, but that waste glycol producers can reduce waste and disposal liabilities while protecting the environment at no additional LandGas Recovery said that it is developing similar operations in Asheville, North Carolina and Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, Canada - both of which should be in operation during the first half of 2013. Read More Plasma Arc FCC Catalyst Recycling to Benefit from Asian Boom Dr. Tim Johnson explains why plasma arc recovery technology could be set to benefit from Asia's growing appetite for materials and chemicals. Study: New York's Polystyrene Packaging Ban Could Cost $100m per Year New York's proposed ban on polystyrene foam could cost businesses, consumers and tax payers nearly $100 million per year a new study has claimed. Amputation at Recycling Plant Prompts OSHA Action in New Jersey Following the amputation of a worker's fingers at a recycling transfer station in New Jersey, OSHA has cited Lieze Associates - doing business as Eagle Recycling - with one repeat and three serious safety violations.