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Reviewed P2 Options
for the
Solvents Process

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 Solvents Options

Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.


Closed containers for waste

Store solvent waste in closed containers.

Ensure adequate containment

Ensure adequate secondary containment around solvent storage, and inspect regularly.

Use proper container labeling

Containers must be labeled with: proper chemical name(s) of contents; principal hazards; orange warning symbols and safety phrases

Flushing parts

Flush parts in freeboard area.

Minimize solvent pooling

Minimize the pooling of solvent on and in parts.

Correctly fill machine for cold cleaning

When batch cold cleaning, do not fill machine above fill line.

Spills - clean up

Clean up spills immediately.

Keep wipe rags contained

Store wipe rags in closed containers.

Avoid splashing

Do not agitate solvent to the point of causing splashing.

Control room drafts

When cover is open, control room drafts.

Avoid cleaning absorbent material

Do not clean absorbent materials.

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