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Baker Petrolite

Year Submitted: 2006

Process: Chemical Storage and Delivery

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: line losses, wash solvent reuse

Location: Pasadena TX

No. of employees: 109

Contact: Mike Mullin

Phone: 281.291.3206



Description:

  1. A transfer line pigging system was installed to capture lines losses between different product transfers.
  2. Containment in the process area was enhanced to ensure capture of de minims leaks or spills that may occur under normal operating conditions.
  3. Three new vessels were installed to capture and reuse reactor first wash solvents used in cleaning reactors between different chemical batches.


    1. P2 Application:

      By capturing solvent and reusing it over and over, the plant cut solvent losses in 2003 by 986,582 pounds.

      • Comments: The plant was able to reduce fresh solvent purchases by thousands of dollars per month from several of the process units. Additionally, monthly waste disposal costs were reduced because less waste disposal was necessary each month.

      Details of Reductions

      • 493.0 - Tons of   Solvent
      • 27.8 - Tons of   TRI
      • 139.0 - of   Hazardous Waste
      Source: TCEQ



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