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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 Coating-Clean Up Options

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

 
Get the most from rags
Fold each rag and use all surfaces
 
Automated paint gun washer
Cleaning paint guns is a labor intensive process that can generate significant volumes of solvent waste. Companies have found that automated paint gun washing systems can significantly reduce labor costs, solvent usage, gun clogging and worker exposure to toxic chemicals.
 
Solvent distillation/reclamation
Solvent distillation units are often the single best option for anyone with a coating operation. If you are coating a product, you are probably using some kind of solvent. Using a column can reduce your waste and cut back on your solvent purchases. Distillation units are available in batch sizes from 2 to 250 gallons.
 
Staged rinsing
Extend solvent life through staged rinsing. By rotating three containers of solvent, emptying the dirtiest containers first, and continuing to use those that are less dirty, staged rinsing allows you to use less solvent or cleaning solution.

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed Coating-Clean Up Options

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

 
WATER RINSE
RINSE COATING EQUIPMENT WITH WATER
 
Handle chemicals properly
Will train employees on keeping hazardous and non-hazardous waste separate and using just the adequate amount of solvent to clean.
 
On-Site Solvent Recovery
Hire an on-site solvent recycler to come on site to recycle your used solvents. This will allow you to see what and how much solvent can be recycled safel and effective.
 
On-Site Solvent Recovery
Hire an on-site solvent recycler to come on site to recycle your used solvents. This will allow you to see what and how much solvent can be recycled safe and effective.
 
Cover sinks
Cover sinks to prevent solvent evaporation loss
 
REUSE
WE TAKE ALL OUR WASTE PAINT AND SOLVENT AND BLEND IT BACK WITH OUR PRIMER
 
Remix used coating cleaner with paint
Use this paint to paint areas of your product which are largely unseen by the end-product user. For example, under trailer, car, etc.
 
Process Change
Consider converting from spray-coat to powder coat
 
Hire full time solvent tech operator
continuity of one operator with maintenance
 
Optimize tank recharge
Minimize heat and chemical loses over the weekend with recharges on Monday's.



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