PerkinElmer Automotive Research
Waste stream containing solids (ppe, wipes, absorbent) used in cleaning engine parts, floors, oil drips and other parts, are contaminated with oil and aliphatic naptha (stodard solvent), and diesel. These items were drummed and sent as hazardous waste to be incinerated at a cost of $425. per drum.
Perkinelmer began to inspect all drums going for hazardous waste disposal and segregate the contaminated hazardous debris from the non-hazardous waste. The non-hazardous waste is now packaged into a tri-wall yard container and sent as product to recycle, where it is ground and used in oil to raise BTU values in fuel blending. The remaining hazardous waste was small enough to be included in lab packs.
Hazardous waste generation was reduced by 10 Tons/year.
Details of Reductions
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This project saves Perkinelmer $35,350./year.
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