the exciting developments at Recycle Systems, we will also be
featuring articles that emphasize the good, the bad and the ugly
of the Environmental Industry.
Obtains Amended Approval After Five Years
Since the initial application in 1997 the amended approval 1439-01-01
was approved on February 1st, 2002. Highlights of the amendment
- incineration capacity
- broad spectrum transfer capability
Aerosol Processor Explodes
Mister Pick-up/Pinnacle Waste Services of Kitchner, Ontario was
completely destroyed on October 30, 2001.
like CSR tout the safety of aerosol processing - because they
are empty, this is not so.
of aerosols contain 10-15% residual fluids, 10-25% residual propellants,
the propellants are typically butane, propane or iso-butane and
contain no odorant (mercaptan - the smell associated with propane
and/or natural gas). Propellants remain entrained in the fluid
for hours, slowly degassing. The propellants odorless and heavier
than air can lie in wait for a spark to ignite them.
crushing and shredding processes the individual can poppers also
introduce these risks into plants where they are used.
risks associated with aerosols processing is the focus of companies
like The Recycle Systems Company Inc. who utilize active vacuum
extraction of propellants and continuous propellant destruction.