Aircraft maintenance at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB) produces a fair quantity of hazardous waste through parts washing operations.
Bioremediation systems are based on the ability of certain enzymes to eat oil and grease and is similar to the process used to clean up large oil spills and slicks. The SmartWasherTM system made by ChemFree Corporation and the Zymo system made by ABS, Inc. are innovative enzyme-based parts washing systems that have only recently become available. Nonpathogenic enzymes are used by the process to eat oil and grease while larger pieces of grime are captured on a 10 micron microbe-impregnated filter.
Reduction in hazardous waste disposal
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Reduced hazardous waste by 600 lbs per year.
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