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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 - Blending Options

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

 
Drain lines of Blended Chemicals
Chemicals are blended in a blend tank to produce an intermediate product. Line from blend tank is pumped into a tote. Blend tank is spray-rinsed with water to remove remaining product, which is then pumped to the tote, leaving the blend tank clean.
 
Drain Lines of Blended Chemicals
Chemicals are blended in a blend tank to produce an intermediate product. Line from blend tank is pumped into a tote. Blend tank is spray-rinsed with water to remove remaining product, which is then pumped to the tote, leaving the blend tank clean.
 
Ensure total enclosure
Keep all doors to the mix room closed during the mixing process to ensure total enclosure, and allow 100% vapor capture efficiency.
 
Recycle Corrogate Boxes
Implement a plan to recycle all corrigated boxes from facility rather than placing boxes land fill.

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed Chemical - Blending Options

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

 
Recycle raw material drums
Purchase material in bulk where possible.
 
Follow Waste Minimization Procedutres
Following ChemTreat EMS Procedures EMS-207 and EMS-208 for blending process waste minimization.
 
Accurate SOP execution/Maintain PM Schedules
Follow written instructions to make the chemical blend to stated specifications consistently. Maintain preventive maintenance program for the solvent adhesive equipment to function properly.
 
Draining of Raw Material Drums
Blending technicians are trained to thoroughly drain raw material drums.
 
Raw material substitution
Substitution of non-TRI chemicals
 
Energy Reduction in Blending and Other Areas
The proposed plan is to accomplish the following: 1. Add motion sensors. 2. Change light bulbs/fixtures to more energy efficient bulbs.
 
Waste Minimization Plan
The purpose of this plan is to comply with plant Environmental, Health, and Safety Policies and the TCEQ Pollution Prevention Rules (30 TAC Chapter 335, Subchapter Q). The plan shall serve as a guideline in the overall reduction and minimization of waste at this facility.
 
JIT Purchasing
Where feasible, reduce inventory stockpiles to 30 day turnover
 
Alternate Method of Manufacture
Changing method of production of product to one that will produce less waste.
 
Employee awareness and training
Ensure employees charged with batch making duties go through our batch maker certification process in an effort to reduce the number of wasted batches.
 
Reuse Rinse Water
Raw material transfer lines will be washed into the blend tank as part of the water add.
 
Drain Lines of Blended Chemicals
Chemicals are blended into a tank to produce a finished product. Lines from blend tanks are pumped into totes. The blend tanks are spray-rinsed with water to remove remaining product which is then pumped into a tote leaving the blend tank clean.
 
Accurate SOP Execution/Create PM Schedules
Follow written instructions to make the chemical blend to stated specifications consistently. Create a preventive maintenance program for the blend operations equipment to function properly.
 
Product Reuse
Investigate re-use options for chemicals previously determined to be waste. Re-use as much as possible in the plant, then determine what other agencies can use in their products.



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