No rinse cycle

Q: If I am recycling more than one solvent in a recycler, how do I avoid cross contamination between the solvents?

After making your solvents nice and clean in the recycler, you don’t want to contaminate them with another solvent.

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How do I fill my recycler?

Q: How do I fill my recycler?

Most recyclers have more than one way to fill them. You can choose the fill method that fits your lab.

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Does Solvent Recycling make cents...dollars?

Q: My boss wants our lab to start recycling solvents. How do I know if it makes financial sense?

Solvent recycling saves money! That’s the main driving force for recycling.

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How long does a Solvent Recycler last?

Q: How many years will a solvent recycler last before it needs replacing?

10 to 15 years or…Longer.

Do you remember your cell phone from 15 years ago?

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Do filter based solvent recyclers work?

Q: Do filter based recyclers work?

Yes and no….mostly no.

There are commercial filter recyclers available for alcohol and formalin. There is not filter recycler for xylene on the market.

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What Utilites do I need to operate solvent recycling equipment?

Older solvent recyclers worked great but used condensers cooled by water.

Today’s solvent recyclers use condensers cooled by air. So no water or drain is required.

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Can I recycle Xylene substitutes?

You win because the workplace is safer.

The facility wins because you are saving money

The environment wins because you’ve cut your waste solvent generation by 95%.

Q: Our lab wants to switch to xylene substitutes. Can they be recycled?

Actually, xylene substitutes are easier to recycle than xylene. Their higher boiling points make it easier to separate from the contaminants.

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How many times can I recycle a solvent?

A well-designed recycler can recycle a solvent forever!

Solvent used for tissue processing or staining becomes contaminated with stain, water, fat, protein, wax, and biological materials during use.

The recycling process removes these contaminants from the good solvent. Reuse of the solvent is unlimited since it is brought back to the original purity each time it is recycled.

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