Sulzer (Medica) Intermedics
Prior to this project, disposal of spent isopropyl alcohol (IPA) neared 8 tons annually.
The innovative aspect of this project was the communication that took place between Sulzer Intermedics and solvent blending company to determine the purity of the material. Thus, reducing a large waste stream.
As a result of the project, IPA disposal was reduced by 8 tons and the solvent blending company eliminated the need for buying virgin material
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
By implementing the IPA exchange program, Sulzer Intermedics saved $6,000 per year in disposal costs alone and reduced their standing from large quantity generator to small quantity generator.
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