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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Chemical Manufacturing - Plastic Manufacturing Options

Options below have reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

 
Flare gas recovery
Recover refinery gases that are normally flared to atmosphere and lost by refrigeration/adsorption process.
 
Use Acoustic meters for large relief valves
Acoustic meters installed on larger relief valves offer better detection of relief valve operation, reseating (closing), etc. This significantly reduces hydrocarbon losses. These acoustic meters can be more reliable than hydrocarbon (HC) sensors due to HC sensors being more vulnerable to corrosion & their more "fickle" nature in general.

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed Chemical Manufacturing - Plastic Manufacturing Options

Options below have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

 
Minimize Boiler Blowdown
Minimize boiler blowdown to save on treatment chemistry and wastewater generation
 
recycling of HDPE bottles
Purchase baler for recycling of HPDE bottles
 
Catalyst Mud Waste re-use / reclaim
Find a vendor on TCEQ Renewtx.org website and similar avenues to take our waste catalyst mud for reuse or reclamation
 
Miscellaneous Recycling Initiatives
Begin an aluminum can recycling program and a paper/cardboard recycling program. -- Look into recycling Super Sacks, broken wooden pallets and fiber/plastic containers
 
Paint waste re-use / reclamation
Use the TCEQ Renewtx.org website and other similar avenues to find a vendor to reuse or reclaim our paint waste from equipment and pipe painting activities
 
Process offgas recovery
Recover process offgas to an offsite vendor for feedstock use versus venting to flare.
 
Process Mineral Oil Reuse
Evaluate this material for use in a fuels blending program.
 
plastics manufacturing
Polyphenylene Sulfide



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