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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 - Storage Tanks Options

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

 
Use ultrasonics to clean tanks
Use utrasonic energy to speed up cleaning time or to enable the use of less toxic cleaners

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed Chemical Manufacturing - Storage Tanks Options

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

 
Reduce initial amount of hydrate per batch/recycle
Reduce amount of hydrate per batch to achieve maximum consumption thereby reducing excess. Recycle any unreacted filtercake into process or give back to manufacturer for recycling. Find new process/product for unreacted filter cake.
 
Recycle cleaning water
Reduce waste by recycling cleaning water from process area to be utilized as flush water for end use in treatment.
 
Product returned to warehouse
Each drum or tote should be completely emptied before returning the container to the warehouse.
 
Flush Material
Flushing product thru pipelines to remove old material and dry piping from after washing
 
Perform Preventative Maintenance
To reduce waste water, perform PM routinely to minimize leaks, seeping, and spills.
 
Flare Minimization During Shutdowns
Utilizing the "Tail Chase" process to minimize flaring during plant shutdowns, maintenance, and startup events.
 
Preventive Maintenance
Perform routine preventive maintenance to minimize the risk of flange/tank leak.
 
Inspection and Maintenance
Visually inspect and complete maintenance as required



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