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Marmon Motor Company

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Painting/Coating

Industry: Metal Fabrication

Wastes Reduced: Solvent

Substance: Paint Thinner

Location: Garland, Dallas County TX

Contact: Jim Edison

Phone: (214) 276-5121


Installed one LS 15 D Solvent Still (capacity 15 gal) manufactured by the Finish Company, Eric, PA in early November, 1990.

P2 Application:

The solvent still is used to reclaim thinners from paint related wastes. The technology is fairly standard.

Environmental Benefits:

Before installing the still Marmon disposed of 34 drums of thinner a year. In 1992 this was down to 3 drums of waste. Purchase of new thinner was cut from 4,000 gallons to 2,000 gallons.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The still cost $10,000 including installation. Waste disposal costs were cut from $6,200 to $1,400. Purchase of new thinner were reduced from $9,500 to $4,750. Additional labor costs to run the still come to about $5,000 a year. The savings per year is approximately $4,500 for a 2.2 year payback period.

Source: TCEQ

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