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distillation equipmentDistillation equipment is used for distillation of solvent such as acetone, xylene, toluene, and others.  Solvent recycling allows you to close loop your waste streams for inks, solvents, paints, or most any wash solution.  Distillation equipment is available for manual operation and for automatic operation.  With distillation equipment, your solvent waste stream is reduced. 

FORMECO solvent distillation equipment are solvent recycling / solvent recovery machines that allow the recycling and the reuse of degreasing and washing solvents.  Through use of the solvent distillation machines, they separate the contaminants (resins, polymers, pigments, paints, oils, etc.) from the original solvent. 

The solvent recycling is accomplished by a peripheral heating jacket filled with diathermic oil, heated by an electrical element.  The solvent vapors are then conveyed to a condenser, cooled by air or water. The distilled solvent is collected in a tank, for its reuse.

For solvent distillation systems and solvent recycling, vacuum systems can be attached to the distillation equipment to distill solvent while under a vacuum.  Utilizing vacuum distillation equipment, the boiling point of the solvent is lowered, decreasing the temperature necessary for distillation of the solvent. For Acetone distillation, you would not want to use a vacuum system because the boiling point of acetone is so low that vacuum system would not allow for proper condensing of the acetone vapor.  Many "safety solvents" have a high boiling point and to reclaim a safety solvent, vacuum distillation is often required.

Specially designed doctor blades can mix the waste solvent in the distillation system so that the discharge of the distillation system is a powder or a flake. Without the doctor blades, the solvent distillation machine would reduce the waste to a thick syrup or paste. If you distill to a powder or a flake, often the result is that the discharge can be disposed of as a non-hazardous material.  Obviously, if your distillation waste from solvent recycling is a thick syrup, you may have to dispose of it as a hazardous material.  Only a dry solvent waste can pass the T.C.L.P. tests required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

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