Volume 3 Issue 3 by gjjur4356


									                                KAIZEN ENVIRONEWS
                                                                                        September, 2007
                                                                                        Volume 3, Issue 3
                WASTEservices at Kaizen
    The WASTEservices Division – Part 3, Chemical Blending and Recycling...
                                     Chemical Blending and Recycling
                                     As previously discussed in Volume 3, Issue 1, operations at              the
In This Issue:                       WASTEservices Facility are         divided into three areas of operation:
                                     Destruction Services, Chemical Blending & Recycling and Remediation.
WASTEservices Div.               1
Chemical Blending &                  In this issue we will discuss Chemical Blending and Recycling which provides
Recycling                            the following services:
Is Oil a Valuable Resource?      1
                                        •   Waste Oil Recycling: lubes, hydraulic oils, industrial lubricants

What are the Hazards of          1
                                        •   Solvent Recycling
Used Oil?
                                     Is Oil a Valuable Resource?
Why is it Important to keep      2   Oil originates from fossil fuels and is a valuable resource both in its original
oil out of our Waterways?
                                     form and as a recyclable substance. Oil can be reused and recycled through
                                     reconditioning, reprocessing and re-refining. These recycling efforts help to:
Recycling your Oil               2
                                        •   Conserve natural resources
                                        •   Protect the environment
Recycling your Oil at Kaizen     2
                                        •   Reuse an existing resource
What is a Spent Solvent?         3      •   Save energy
                                        •   Save money
How to Dispose of                3
Hazardous Spent Solvents?
                                     What are the Hazards Of Used Oil?
Benefits of Solvent Recycling    3   Used oil can contain such contaminants as lead,
                                     magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, arsenic, chlo-
                                     rides, cadmium, and chlorinated compounds.
Recycling your Spent             3
Solvents at Kaizen
                                     Oil poured down drains or onto the ground can work
                                     its way into our ground and surface waters and
Kaizen at the AMCHAM HSSE        4
Conference and Exhibition            cause serious pollution.
                                     One gallon of used oil can pollute a million
Did you know!                    4
                                     gallons of drinking water.

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KAIZEN ENVIRONEWS                                                                           WASTEservices

 Why is it Important to keep Oil out of our Waterways?

Proper recycling will ensure that used oil does not make its way into local surface and groundwater
resources. Should oil get into the environment, it can quickly pollute large amounts of water.
For instance, one gallon of oil can:
    •   Create an oil slick on surface water up to eight acres in size

    •   Contaminate one million gallons of freshwater. That is a year’s supply of water for 50 people!
    •   Render a four-acre area of soil unusable for planting for decades
In addition, used oil is insoluble, slow to degrade, and very sticky which poses a health threat to humans,
plants, animals and the environment.

Recycling your Oil
Disposing of used oil inappropriately has the potential to pollute land,
water and infrastructure. As such public / corporate responsibility
requires that all waste oils are recovered and recycled.

Used oil, or 'sump oil' as it is sometimes called, should not be
thrown away.

Although it gets dirty, used oil can still be cleaned and re-used. In
fact, recycled used oil can be used as an industrial burner fuel, hy-
draulic oil, incorporated into other products or re-refined back into
new lubricating oil.

 Recycling your Oil at Kaizen
                                                     Transformer Oil Regeneration System (TORS)
                                                     Oil contaminants are generally water (free or emulsified),
                                                     air and various gases, solids, volatile contaminants, solu-
                                                     ble contaminants (gums, resins waxes etc…) surfactants
                                                     and many more.
                                                     All these contaminants affect the performance of the oils
                                                     and reduce their effectiveness to perform the purpose for

                                                     The Kaizen TORS process efficiently restores oil, remov-
                                                     ing any inhibitors without altering the original state of the
                                                     oil, yielding extraordinary performance without sacrificing
                                                     ecological aspects.

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KAIZEN ENVIRONEWS                                                                         WASTEservices

 What is a Spent Solvent?

 A spent solvent is a type of spent material, which is defined as "any material that has been used and as a
 result of contamination can no longer serve the purpose for which it was produced without processing."

 Spent solvent may be hazardous, depending on its content.

 Examples of spent solvents include mineral spirits, chlorinated solvent, paint-related waste, and alcohol
 that is no longer useful.

 How to dispose of Hazardous Spent Solvents?
 Spent solvents may be recycled for reuse, either at the generator facility or at an off-site recycler. Spent
 Solvents can be disposed at an appropriate Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal facility It is recom-
 mended though that businesses recycle as much spent solvent as possible.

 To avoid surface and ground water contamination, do not dispose of any spent solvent down any drain or
 on the ground, and don't put spent solvents into a garbage dumpster on the ground.

 Benefits of Solvent Recycling
 Solvent Recycling or solvent distillation is the preferred technology for recovery          “ The
 and reuse of waste chemicals from varied industrial applications such as paint           Recovered
 cleanup, parts cleaning, printing, etc.                                                Solvent can be
                                                                                      reused again and
 The recovery of solvent utilizing a Solvent Recovery System allows the user to             again”
 drastically reduce the cost of disposal and new purchase of chemicals which are

 The recovery of useable solvent in a Solvent Recovery System also minimizes or eliminates the impact of
 hazardous material from the environment thus providing minimum of impact on human beings in the work
 site and surrounding areas.

 Recycling your Spent Solvents at Kaizen
 The Kaizen RS-30 Multi-Purpose Solvent Distillation System
 The Kaizen RS system, recycles up to 95% of polluted solvents.

 The system does not use filters or any type of chemicals to achieve solvent pu-

     “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. -New England proverb”
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KAIZEN ENVIRONEWS                                                                                                    WASTEservices

Kaizen at the American Chamber of Commerce HSSE Conference and Exhibition...
 Kaizen took part in the exciting AMCHAM HSSE Conference and Exhibition held at the Hilton Conference
 center from September 19th —20th.
 This years’ theme was “ From Paper to Practice: Developing a Positive Safety Culture”.
 Dr. Balladin Division Manager of the KaizenLAB presented at the conference a technical paper on “ Using
 Biotoxcity Technology for Monitoring of Environmental Programmes”.

                                                                                                  Senator the Honorable Danny Montano –
                                                                                                  Minister of Labour, and Small and
The Kaizen Environmental Booth                                                                    Medium Enterprises having a chat with
                                                                                                  WASTEservices Sales and Marketing
                                                                                                  Manager Mr. Vinod Mahabirsingh

                                                      Dr. Balladin Div ision Manager -
                                                      KaizenLAB Presenting

                                                             Did You Know!!!!
                                                             Approximately 72 percent of the waste currently being land-
                                                             filled or incinerated consists of materials that could be put to
                                                             higher and better use through recycling or composting.
                                                             Most of this material is office paper, cardboard,
                                                             non-recyclable paper, and food waste.

                                                              Kaizen Environmental Services (Trinidad) Limited.
                                                                   # 18 Casuarina Avenue, Pointe-a-Pierre.
                                                                                Phone: (868) 658-0088 ,
                                                                                 Fax.: (868) 658-1195 .
                                                                        Website: www.kaizen-tt.com

     Chief Editor: C. Peters, Graphic Artists: C. Peters, K. Lucky, Editorial Committee: D. de Freitas, D. Balladin, G. Mungal, S. Poliah

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